A good supply of clothes was important for migrants to take – primarily because they needed to have something to wear, of course, but also because new places of settlement could be remote and not have the kinds of supplies people were used to (at least not initially). At the same time clothes could be much more than that: they could also be expressions of a person’s identity.
A very obvious Scottish marker in this respect was, of course, the kilt. This young New Zealand resident certainly wore a very nice one . Unforunately nothing else is known about him or his story.
This item is from a museum collection
Image from the Hocken Snapshot collection.