`This is the story of some of their forebares, gleaned from the archives, by tracing descendants and, finally, a trip to Patagonia. This surprising collection of stories finally brings their family histories to an audience on this side of the Atlantic'. Family Tree -------------------- 'Their extraordinary and little-known story of this largely uncharted aspect of the Scottish diaspora is told in a new book...provides a picture of the lives and conditions they faced and mastered in the early days of sheep farming on the other side of the globe. The Press and Journal ------------------- `Tales of adventure, hardship, determination and success... ...provides the origins and backgrounds, successes and failures of those pioneers who created a new life far away from their homes and families. ...contains stories of endurance and determination against the odds; accounts of death and disaster, but most of all tales of how the Caithnessians conquered Patagonia and built successful businesses to the extent that today their descendants are integral to many aspects of Patagonian and Argentine society'. John O' Groat Journal' -------------------- '...a new book tracks the voyage of Caithness families who transformed the fortunes of the dry and cold plateau spanning over 260,000 miles'. Sunday Express
Ian Leith established BaseLine Research in 2009 and is the author of The Man Who Went to Farr; Patrick Sellar and the Sutherland Experiment and Grannies and Other Folk: folk tales with a Caithness twist..
5つ星のうち5.0A great read for those curious about our ancestry.
A detailed, well documented historical piece that gave me a deep insight into the young men and women from Caithness who helped to open up the Patagonian lands. I loved reading about the different occupations people had in the 1800's.