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Book - Oatcakes to Otago

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Oatcakes to Otago - A Chronicle of Dunedin's Scottish Heritage, by Donald Offwood. An historically based story of Scottish emigration to Otago, spanning five generations.
This dramatised and historically correct history follows the Crawford family from the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie at the battle of Culloden in 1746, through the Highland Clearances, the famines and the great Disruption in the Scottish church, to their emigration to Otago on the Philip Lang in 1848.

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Oatcakes to Otago - A Chronicle of Dunedin's Scottish Heritage, by Donald Offwood. An historically based story of Scottish emigration to Otago, spanning five generations. This dramatised and historically correct history follows the Crawford family from the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie at the battle of Culloden in 1746, through the Highland Clearances, the famines and the great Disruption in the Scottish church, to their emigration to Otago on the Philip Lang in 1848. It is a history of the courage and determination displayed by the Scottish forebears of all the early settler families who left their country to give to ours. An appendix records the names and ages of the passengers who immigrated on all twenty ships of The New Zeland Company, as recently compiled by John MacGibbon. Donald Offwood is a direct descendant of the first settlers in Otago, was born in Invercargill and lived for some years in Dunedin. His great grandfather was a gold miner. The follow up book telling the story of the Otago Pioneer Gold story is "Heather's Gold."