“Letters to Mac-Talla from John Munro”

Are you looking for the new book “Letters to Mac-Talla from John Munro, A Cape Breton Gael in New Zealand 1894-1902” ?

32 letters about New Zealand and St. Ann’s 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.

In English and Gaelic – composed by Bev Brett of North River and Alick MacPherson. A Nova Scotian Gael who immigrated as part of a community of 1000 on one of 6 ships in the 1850’s to New Zealand writes about St. Ann’s Cape Breton, the new land, birds and trees, industries, Maori and his fellow Scots in 32 letters translated from Gaelic in 2016. Interesting and humorous.

Find copies of this book at the Gaelic College Craft Shop OR online here.

cover of book



About Jay Rawding

Jay is a local graphic designer, archer and nature enthusiast living in St. Ann's Bay.