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TITLE
An Emigrant's Report of Life in Australia (1)
EXTERNAL ID
AB_HIGHLANDERS_ON_THE_MOVE_28
PLACENAME
Melboune, Australia
DATE OF RECORDING
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Inverness Courier
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
40941
KEYWORDS
audios
emigration

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This is the text of an undated cutting from the Inverness Courier in a volume of historical pamphlets collected by James Maidment (Vol.1, p.74) The volume forms part of the reference collection at Inverness Library.

The extract is from a letter written by Margaret McLeod of Melbourne, Australia, to her brother and sister back home in Skye.

The extract is read by Morag MacNeill.

'Roderick is working in a smithy in town and getting £3, 6s a week; and Donald is in a lemonade shop and is getting £3 a week; and Angus is working in a public house and getting £1 5s a week, along with rations. There is plenty of work here for every person that will work.'

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 Report of Life in Australia (1)

2000s

audios; emigration;

Am Baile

Am Baile: Highlanders on the Move

This is the text of an undated cutting from the Inverness Courier in a volume of historical pamphlets collected by James Maidment (Vol.1, p.74) The volume forms part of the reference collection at Inverness Library.<br /> <br /> The extract is from a letter written by Margaret McLeod of Melbourne, Australia, to her brother and sister back home in Skye.<br /> <br /> The extract is read by Morag MacNeill.<br /> <br /> 'Roderick is working in a smithy in town and getting £3, 6s a week; and Donald is in a lemonade shop and is getting £3 a week; and Angus is working in a public house and getting £1 5s a week, along with rations. There is plenty of work here for every person that will work.'<br /> <br /> This audio was produced for the schools' resource package, 'Highlanders on the Move', Am Baile's contribution to Homecoming Scotland 2009.