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Letters to MacTalla from John Munro

Interesting, humourous letters from a Nova Scotian Gael who immigrated as part of a community of 1000 in the 1850's to New Zealand and writes about St. Ann's Cape Breton, the new land, birds and trees, industries, Maori and his fellow Scots. Thirty-two letters in Gaelic with English translations, and 70 pages of historical background about St. Ann’s Bay from Mi’kmaq contact with Europeans, to French occupation, through to the 1890’s. By playwrite and researcher Bev Brett of North River, Cape Breton; translations by John Alick MacPherson.

The book is available at the Gaelic College Bookstore, the Old Curiosity Shop in Sydney, Victoria Creates in Baddeck, and on-line at:

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