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An Immigrant Nation - Hoots Mon, The Scots in New Zealand Television (Full Length Episode) – 1996 Documentary

An Immigrant Nation - Hoots Mon, The Scots in New Zealand

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1996 Documentary

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Bagpipes, haggis, and the heartbreak of leaving home; Hoots Mon examines those who have migrated from Scotland to Aotearoa. In the 1840s a group of Scots settlers started a new life in Dunedin, after breaking off from the Church of Scotland. Ayrshire-born director John Bates talks to some of their descendants, and heads to the far north to interview others with Caledonian roots, in Waipu. Alongside some impressive Richard Long camerawork, the interviews include composer Steve McDonald, whose ancestral research has inspired several Celtic-themed albums. 

Key Cast & Crew

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Karen Bates

Writer, Research

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John Bates

Director

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Bryan Shaw

Editor

Produced by

Bates Productions

Source

Bates Productions

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air

Music

Featuring original compositions from Steve McDonald and Florabunda