Author(s): Mike Munro
Wellington writer Mike Munro’s semi-ﬁctional account of the 1850s emigration adventures of a young Scottish Highlander who quits an impoverished rural croft to seek his fortune on the Victorian goldﬁelds, before settling in New Zealand. Road from Rosehall combines real-life with the ﬂavour of Scottish emigration to Downunder – the anguish, the hopes, the dread and the excitement. Heavily researched with an extensive bibliography, this book would appeal to general readers and to those of a more genealogical bent, seeking to understand the emigration experience in the mid 19th century. Mike Munro, was a senior journalist who became a communications specialist – including a long spell as Helen Clark’s chief press secretary when she was Prime Minister. Helen Clark is actually launching the book on 30 June, during a visit to New Zealand.