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Dr Hugh Morrison

Email: hugh.morrison@otago.ac.nz

Dr Hugh Morrison's father's ancestors hailed directly from Ballymena, Northern Ireland, while his Scottish links are familial (Mackie) and clan (Morrison, Isle of Lewis) and through marriage (his wife's father came from Banton, North Lanarkshire). Hugh grew up amidst the hybrid Scottish culture of Otago and is currently a lecturer in the College of Education, University of Otago. He is also a Research Associate in the Department of History at Waikato University, where he taught in 2005-2006. His research interests revolve around the history and historiography of: Christian missions, New Zealand religious history, childhood history, and the links between the colony and the British world in the late 1800s and early 1900s. He is currently completing a small project on 'children, missions, religion and empire' with a comparative focus on New Zealand and British Columbia. The next stage, longer-term, is to look at Scottish world children and missions. The comparative focus will be on the New Zealand Presbyterian Church and the Church of Scotland. Here 'children' will be considered as agents (supporters), subjects, and participants (children of missionaries and their legacies).

Hugh Morrison

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