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Migrations: Journeys in Time and Place

Migrations: Journeys in Time and Place

The various paths by which two of the author's great-grandparents came to the southern hemisphere are central to this work. Their experiences of departure, displacement and un/settlement raise questions of identity for the author.

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ISBN 9781927131657
Published 1 July 2013 by Bridget Williams Books
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Edmond, Rod
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781927131657
ISBN-10 1927131650
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint Bridget Williams Books
Publication Date 1 July 2013
International Publication Date 1 April 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook – 1st edition
Edition 1st
Author(s) By Edmond, Rod
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
World History
Australasian & Pacific History
Social & Cultural History
History Of Specific Groups
Social Sciences
Travel & Holiday
Places & Peoples: General Interest
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 1
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age Adults / General
Reading Age Adults / General
NBS Text People & Places: General
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 929.20993
Catalogue Code 518965

Description of this Electronic Book

In Migrations Rod Edmond traces the journeys of his Scottish forebears as they separately made their way to New Zealand. The migration story begins with Charles Murray leaving Aberdeenshire in 1884 to become a missionary on the island of Ambrym. On the other side of Scotland, Catherine McLeod and her family had already abandoned their small coastal croft and sailed for Tasmania.

Encounters in Scottish and Pacific villages, a reconciliation ceremony, visits to country churches in New Zealand, and the shock of a city's history transformed by earthquake - all are woven into an exploration of 'migration', of what it is and what it means in our lives. Evocations of place are quietly infused with an understanding of the past, subtly shifting perceptions of identity for current generations.

Emeritus Professor at the University of Kent in Canterbury, Rod Edmond has published in the fields of Victorian and postcolonial writing, and in the history and literature of empire. In 1998 he was the joint winner of the Trevor Reese Memorial Prize for Imperial History for Representing the South Pacific: Colonial Discourse from Cook to Gauguin.

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Author's Bio

Rod was born in Hamilton, New Zealand, and educated at Victoria University and Merton College Oxford. Most of his academic career was spent at the University of Kent in England where he became Professor of Modern Literature and Cultural History and was several times head of department. He retired in 2009. His main academic fields have been in Victorian and Postcolonial writing and the history and literature of empire. His books include Affairs of the Hearth: Victorian Poetry and Domestic Narrative (Routledge, 1988), Representing the South Pacific: Colonial Discourse from Cook to Gauguin (Cambridge University Press, 1997), Islands in History and Representation, co-edited with Vanessa Smith (Routledge, 2003) and Leprosy and Empire: A Medical and Cultural History (Cambridge University Press, 2006).

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