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This is a second-hand soft-cover book. Signed by the author on the title page.

Condition: The cover has light fading to the spine area, and there is a name written at the top of the first page. There is light browning to the edges of the compressed pages. The rest of the book has no faults.

The dimensions: 211x298mm.
Pages: 231
Publisher: Ngaio Press
Publication date: No date (Foreword dated 1997)


Going Abroad
By John MacGibbon

The MacGibbon family and other early Scottish emigrants to Otago and Southland New Zealand

John MacGibbon and his family began a new life at the `Ends of the Earth' in 1849. This book looks at why they did it, how they did it and how they managed in their new country - first in Dunedin and later in Eastern Southland. MacGibbon family members are central to the story, but they are not the only characters in the plot. Going Abroad attempts to give a broad picture of the emigration and early colonial experience of the Scots who emigrated to New Zealand's deep south.

While the book contains a good deal of carefully researched detail, the primary aim has been to give readers an easily digestible slice of the life of the times - to recreate, as far as possible, the flavour of the emigration and colonial experience. The first section, set in Glasgow, is written as semi-fiction while the balance of the book is historical journalism.


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