skip to content
Far off in sunlit places : stories of the Scots in Australia and New Zealand Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Far off in sunlit places : stories of the Scots in Australia and New Zealand

Author: Jim Hewitson
Publisher: Carlton South, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
From 1730 on, canny Scots have been curious about the lands 'down under'. Scotsmen and women were prominent in Australia and New Zealand from the beginning and have been arriving ever since, playing a vital role at every level in the life and society of both countries. Jim Hewitson creates portraits of a gallery of Scots immigrants from 1788 up to World War 2, telling stories of determination, of quiet bravery, of  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Hewitson
ISBN: 0522848338 9780522848335 0862417759 9780862417758
OCLC Number: 38900730
Notes: Published simultaneously: Edinburgh : Canongate Books.
Description: xi, 308 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Jim Hewitson.

Abstract:

Hewitson creates affectionate pen-portraits of a gallery of Scottish immigrants to Australia and New Zealand from 1788 up to World War II. He tells stories of determination, of quiet bravery, of bold  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/38900730> # Far off in sunlit places : stories of the Scots in Australia and New Zealand
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "38900730" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/vra> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/41308902#Place/carlton_south_vic> ; # Carlton South, Vic.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/41308902#Place/scotland> ; # Scotland
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/41308902#Topic/scottish_emigrants> ; # Scottish emigrants
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/41308902#Topic/scots_new_zealand_history> ; # Scots--New Zealand--History
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/305.89163093/e21/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/908690> ; # Emigration and immigration
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1206715> ; # Scotland.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/41308902#Place/australia> ; # Australia
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/41308902#Topic/scots_australia_history> ; # Scots--Australia--History
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/41308902#Topic/emigration_and_immigration_new_zealand> ; # Emigration and immigration New Zealand
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1109125> ; # Scots
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204543> ; # Australia.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/41308902#Topic/scots_australia> ; # Scots--Australia
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/41308902#Place/new_zealand> ; # New Zealand
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204542> ; # New Zealand.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/41308902#Topic/emigration_and_immigration_australia> ; # Emigration and immigration Australia
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/41308902#Topic/scots_new_zealand> ; # Scots--New Zealand
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/43529423> ; # Jim Hewitson
   schema:datePublished "1998" ;
   schema:description "From 1730 on, canny Scots have been curious about the lands 'down under'. Scotsmen and women were prominent in Australia and New Zealand from the beginning and have been arriving ever since, playing a vital role at every level in the life and society of both countries. Jim Hewitson creates portraits of a gallery of Scots immigrants from 1788 up to World War 2, telling stories of determination, of quiet bravery, of bold enterprise and of homesickness. Focussing on themes such as emigration, arrival, exploration, farming and relations with indigenous people, this is a collection of colourful anecdotes, remarkable family histories and tales of fortune and misfortune."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/41308902> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Far off in sunlit places : stories of the Scots in Australia and New Zealand"@en ;
   schema:productID "38900730" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/38900730#PublicationEvent/carlton_south_vic_melbourne_university_press_1998> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/41308902#Agent/melbourne_university_press> ; # Melbourne University Press
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780862417758> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780522848335> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/38900730> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/41308902#Agent/melbourne_university_press> # Melbourne University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Melbourne University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/41308902#Place/carlton_south_vic> # Carlton South, Vic.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Carlton South, Vic." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/41308902#Topic/emigration_and_immigration_australia> # Emigration and immigration Australia
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Emigration and immigration Australia"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/41308902#Topic/emigration_and_immigration_new_zealand> # Emigration and immigration New Zealand
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Emigration and immigration New Zealand"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/41308902#Topic/scots_australia_history> # Scots--Australia--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Scots--Australia--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/41308902#Topic/scots_new_zealand_history> # Scots--New Zealand--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Scots--New Zealand--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/41308902#Topic/scottish_emigrants> # Scottish emigrants
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Scottish emigrants"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1109125> # Scots
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Scots"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204542> # New Zealand.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New Zealand." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204543> # Australia.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Australia." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1206715> # Scotland.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Scotland." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/908690> # Emigration and immigration
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Emigration and immigration"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/43529423> # Jim Hewitson
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1948" ;
   schema:familyName "Hewitson" ;
   schema:givenName "Jim" ;
   schema:name "Jim Hewitson" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780522848335>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0522848338" ;
   schema:isbn "9780522848335" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780862417758>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0862417759" ;
   schema:isbn "9780862417758" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.