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What is your family background? - Angela McCarthy
EXTERNAL ID
AB_SGI_08_ANGELA_MCCARTHY_Q_01
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF RECORDING
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Angela McCarthy
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
41055
KEYWORDS
conferences
emigration
lecturers
audio
audios
familybackground

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As part of Homecoming Scotland 2009, a three-day international conference - Scotland's Global Impact - was held at Eden Court theatre, Inverness from 22-24 October. Prominent academics, historians and other experts came together to provoke healthy discussion on the history of migration and the influence of Scots abroad.

Am Baile interviewed several of the speakers during the conference. In this audio extract, Professor Angela McCarthy answers the question:

'What is your family background?'

'I'm from Auckland, in New Zealand, and ancestral-wise I've got Irish, Scottish and English ancestry with the most recent ancestor being my grandfather who came out from County Cork in 1938 - vanished off the face of the earth. And the Irish side of the family further back come from Cork, Kerry, Donegal, basically all around different parts of Ireland. And the Scottish side of the family is - I haven't actually tracked the location in Scotland but they were part of the Waipu migration, so the MacLeod migration to Nova Scotia that then came to Waipu in New Zealand, so that's that side of the family and the English side I don't know very much about.'


BIOGRAPHY

Angela McCarthy is Professor of Scottish and Irish History at the University of Otago, where she teaches courses on Scottish history and Scottish and Irish migration. She is the author or editor of numerous books and articles on Scottish migration, including 'Personal Narratives of Irish and Scottish Migration, 1921-65: For Spirit and Adventure' (2007) and 'A Global Clan: Scottish Migrant Networks and Identities Since the Eighteenth Century' (2006).

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What is your family background? - Angela McCarthy

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

2000s

conferences; emigration; lecturers; audio; audios; familybackground;

Am Baile

Scotland's Global Impact

As part of Homecoming Scotland 2009, a three-day international conference - Scotland's Global Impact - was held at Eden Court theatre, Inverness from 22-24 October. Prominent academics, historians and other experts came together to provoke healthy discussion on the history of migration and the influence of Scots abroad. <br /> <br /> Am Baile interviewed several of the speakers during the conference. In this audio extract, Professor Angela McCarthy answers the question:<br /> <br /> 'What is your family background?'<br /> <br /> 'I'm from Auckland, in New Zealand, and ancestral-wise I've got Irish, Scottish and English ancestry with the most recent ancestor being my grandfather who came out from County Cork in 1938 - vanished off the face of the earth. And the Irish side of the family further back come from Cork, Kerry, Donegal, basically all around different parts of Ireland. And the Scottish side of the family is - I haven't actually tracked the location in Scotland but they were part of the Waipu migration, so the MacLeod migration to Nova Scotia that then came to Waipu in New Zealand, so that's that side of the family and the English side I don't know very much about.'<br /> <br /> <br /> BIOGRAPHY<br /> <br /> Angela McCarthy is Professor of Scottish and Irish History at the University of Otago, where she teaches courses on Scottish history and Scottish and Irish migration. She is the author or editor of numerous books and articles on Scottish migration, including 'Personal Narratives of Irish and Scottish Migration, 1921-65: For Spirit and Adventure' (2007) and 'A Global Clan: Scottish Migrant Networks and Identities Since the Eighteenth Century' (2006).