Scots Abroad: The New Zealand Scots in International Perspective

Scots Abroad: The New Zealand Scots in International Perspective

Irish-Scottish Studies Programme Victoria University of Wellington In associantion with: AHRC Centre of Irish and Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen
Victoria University of Wellington, Hunter Council Chamber & Common Room
New Zealand
From - Until
06.07.2006 - 08.07.2006
Patterson, Brad

The Irish-Scottish Studies Programme of the Victoria University of Wellington holds from 6-8 July 2006 in association with the AHRC Centre of Irish and Scottish Studies of the University of Aberdeen the conference "Scots Abroad: The New Zealand Scots in International Perspective" at the Hunter Council Chamber at the University of Wellington.


06 July 2006

12:30 p.m. Registration

2:00 p.m. Conference Opening
Professor Pat Walsh, Vice-Chancellor, VUW
Professor John MacKenzie, University of Aberdeen
Mr Kenny MacAskill, MSP for the Lothians
HE George Fergusson, British High Commissioner to New Zealand

2:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Marjory Harper, University of Aberdeen,
Adventurers or Exiles?: A Century of Scottish Emigration to New Zealand

3:30 p.m. John Cookson, University of Canterbury,
Scottish Rank and File Soldiers: Migration, Empire and Nation in Scotland, 1800-1850

4:00 p.m. Afternoon Tea

4:30 p.m. Jill Harland, Auckland
The Orcadian Odyssey: The Migration of Orkney Islanders to New Zealand, Australia and Nova Scotia 1850-1914

5:00 p.m. Tom Brooking, University of Otago
Modelling the Ideal Colony: The Representation Of Scottish History in New Zealand Schools, 1907-1945

5:30 p.m. Angela McCarthy, University of Hull
Being Scottish in New Zealand

6:15 p.m. Stout Lecture 2006: John MacKenzie, University of Aberdeen
Entryism, Noisiness and Visibility: The Scots Abroad in International Perspective

07 July 2006

8:30 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Eric Richards, Flinders University of Adelaide,
The Highland Diaspora and its Antipodean Outliers

10:00 a.m. Seán Brosnahan, Otago Settlers Museum
For the Days that are Gone: Otago’s Highlanders and the Death of Culture

10:30 a.m. Edmund Bohan, Christchurch
Te Makarini - Turbulent Highlandman: Towards a new Biography of Donald McLean, 1820-1877

11:00 a.m. Morning Tea

11:30 a.m. Hugh Laracy, University of Auckland
Hector Macquarrie

12:00 p.m. Jim McAloon, Lincoln University
Scots, Networks, and the Colonial Economy

12:30 p.m. Greg Ryan, Lincoln University
The Scottish Contribution to New Zealand Beer: Exporters, Brewers and Anti-Prohibitionists

1:00 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Malcolm Prentis, Australian Catholic University, Sydney
It’s a Long Way to the Bottom: The Insignificance of the Scots in Australia

3:00 p.m. Leigh Straw, University of New South Wales
Old Caledonia in the Swan River Colony: A Small Group Analysis of Scottish Identity

3:30 p.m. Ian Carter, University of Auckland
‘Ane End of Ane Auld Sang?’: Scottish Universities in New Zealand

4:00 p.m. Afternoon Tea

4:30 p.m. Dot Page, University of Otago
An ‘Outpost of Edinburgh’: The Otago Medical School and the Scottish Connection, 1874-1914

5:00 p.m. Warwick Brunton, University of Otago
An Overwhelming Confidence in Everything that is of Home Growth’: The Scottish Influence on Psychiatry in New Zealand, 1840-1947

5:30 p.m. James Beattie, University of Otago
Natural History, Colonisation, and the Role of Scottish-trained Doctors in New Zealand, 1790-1920

6:15 p.m. Social Hour

08 July 2006

8:30 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. Panel Discussion (Panellists to be announced.)
Understanding the Scottish World: How Useful is the Concept of Diaspora?

10:00 a.m. Morning Tea

10:30 a.m. Ali Clarke, Hocken Library
New Year in the New World: The Evolution of a Scottish Holiday in Colonial New Zealand

11:00 a.m. Rosalind McClean, University of Waikato
Sons and Lovers: Family Matters and Men in Nineteenth Century Scotland and New Zealand

11:30 a.m. Mark Stocker, University of Otago
‘The Head o’ the Bard Sweeps the Southern Sky’: Sir John Steell’s Statue of Burns in Dunedin Revisited

12:00 p.m. Tanja Bueltmann, VUW
‘To the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns’: Celebrating Scotland’s National Poet in Otago

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Michael Vance, St Mary’s University,
Cape Breton to Vancouver Island: Studying the Scots in Canada

2:30 p.m. Laurie Bauer, VUW
Scotland’s Linguistic Influence on New Zealand

3:00 p.m. Kirstine Moffatt, University of Waikato
The Kirk, the Land and a Longing for Home: The Poetry and Fiction of Scottish Settlers

3:30 p.m. Afternoon Tea

4:00 p.m. Vickie Hearnshaw, Christchurch
James Nairn: the Glasgow Boy “Downunder”, 1890-1904

4:30 p.m. Brad Patterson, VUW
Maintaining a Gaelic Tradition?: Turakina’s Highland Games

5:00 p.m. Donald MacRaild, VUW
Closing Address: The Conference in Retrospect

8:00 p.m. Conference Event: Dinner
After Dinner Speaker: Kenny MacAskill, MSP for the Lothians
Archives New Zealand, 10 Mulgrave Street. Venue provided by the Chief Archivist, a unique opportunity to dine in style at New Zealand’s foremost historical repository. The $62.50 per person charge includes drinks with the meal

Contact (announcement)

Dr. Brad Patterson
Director, Irish-Scottish Studies Programme Victoria University of Wellington.