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Motor boat LK 171 SYLVANUS flitting sheep
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Motor boat LK 171 SYLVANUS flitting sheep

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Motor boat LK 171 SYLVANUS flitting sheep
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Motor boat LK 171 SYLVANUS flitting sheep
8th September, 1911
Motor haddock boat LK 171 SYLVANUS at Ham Little, flitting sheep. People stand on the rocks with the sheep, as the fourareen which will flit the sheep off to the SYLVANUS is hauled in. The flock was being taken to Mainland to be sold, as Lowrie Georgeson, Hamnabreck, and family, and Magnie Manson, Hamnabreck, and family, who owned them, were emigrating to Australia.
Shetland's first major wave of emigration happened in the 1860s whilst between 1921 and 1931, no less than 2500 people emigrated, 9.8% of the population.
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  • Smith, J H
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