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Professor Tom Brooking

Email: tom.brooking@stonebow.otago.ac.nz

Professor Tom Brooking has long been interested in the historical linkages between Scotland and New Zealand. He is the editor (with Jennie Coleman) of The Heather and the Fern: Scottish Migration and New Zealand Settlement (2003) and Lands for the People? The Highland Clearances and the Colonisation of New Zealand: A Biography of John McKenzie by Tom Brooking (1996). He also contributed essays on prominent Scots for the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography including Sir James Wilson, Scobie (MJS), Sir Thomas Mackenzie, Revd Thomas Burns, and Amie Johnston and wrote a chapter for R. A. Cage (ed.), The Scots Abroad (1985). Tom was co Principal Investigator on a Marsden funded project on Scottish migration to New Zealand (2005-2007) and has recently published on the environmental impact of Scottish and Irish settlers. He is currently supervising theses on the Scots in New Zealand and has supervised an MA on Highland migration to Otago and another on Revd Donald Stuart, prominent Presbyterian divine in nineteenth-century Dunedin.

Tom Brooking

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