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TITLE
An Emigrant's Experience in Saskatchewan
EXTERNAL ID
AB_HIGHLANDERS_ON_THE_MOVE_24
PLACENAME
Saskatchewan, Canada
DATE OF RECORDING
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Marjory Harper
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
40937
KEYWORDS
audios
emigration

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This extract is from 'Adventurers and Exiles' (2003), by Marjory Harper (pp. 246-7). It records the early experiences of Norman McDonald's family who emigrated to Saskatchewan from Benbecula in 1883.

The extract is read by Emma Elliott.

'In 1883 we built a sod shack and it was burned down and we lost the most of our clothes. We built a log house before winter set in. It was on 7th June that we planted potatoes on land newly broken and had a very good crop. We also put in a few acres of barley and oats. The barley crop was good but oats were frozen. We were out here a year before we got our first cow.'

This audio was produced for the schools' resource package, 'Highlanders on the Move', Am Baile's contribution to Homecoming Scotland 2009.

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An Emigrant's Experience in Saskatchewan

2000s

audios; emigration;

Am Baile

Am Baile: Highlanders on the Move

This extract is from 'Adventurers and Exiles' (2003), by Marjory Harper (pp. 246-7). It records the early experiences of Norman McDonald's family who emigrated to Saskatchewan from Benbecula in 1883. <br /> <br /> The extract is read by Emma Elliott.<br /> <br /> 'In 1883 we built a sod shack and it was burned down and we lost the most of our clothes. We built a log house before winter set in. It was on 7th June that we planted potatoes on land newly broken and had a very good crop. We also put in a few acres of barley and oats. The barley crop was good but oats were frozen. We were out here a year before we got our first cow.'<br /> <br /> This audio was produced for the schools' resource package, 'Highlanders on the Move', Am Baile's contribution to Homecoming Scotland 2009.