This slim volume of 44 pages is the autobiography of Callum McCuithinn a.k.a.Malcolm McQueen(1828-1913) as dictated to his son in 1907.
Callum was one of the 36 migrants who left St.Kilda in 1852 for Australia (only 19 arrived the other 17 died on the voyage mainley from measles)
A good account of conditions and life on the island pre migration is given as are the new problems of life in Australia.
It is a credit to the authors that the book saw the light of day and the Scottish Geneological Society had the fore sight to print it.
The book should be read in conjunction with "From Herta to Port Phillip"which deals with all 36 migrants.