In 1853 Catherine McLeod and her family abandoned their small croft on the coast of Scotland and sailed for Tasmania. In 1884 Charles Murray left Aberdeenshire to become a missionary in the Pacific. In Migrations, Rod Edmond follows the journeys of these two great- grandparents, from a cluster of ruined crofts to the village of Ambrym, arriving finally in New Zealand. Whether he is writing about an unanticipated reconciliation ceremony in a Pacific village or a visit to his great-grandfather’s parish in earthquake-damaged Sydenham, Edmond writes with a scholar’s precision and a traveller’s keen eye for detail and its significance.
|Dimensions||170 × 240 mm|
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