Here you will find biographical information on Dr. Rae, including photographs from both his era and our own. We have also included audio and video recorded for and/or at our September 2013 meeting, when we celebrated the 200th anniversary of Rae's birth.
Dr. John Rae, 1813–1893. By the Association Webmaster. A brief account of Rae's life, with images and links to related online resources. © 2009 HAALSA.
Dr. John Rae, the City of Hamilton and the Hamilton Association. By Ludvik Prevec PhD, Association President 1996-1998. Explores Rae's involvement in the social life and business affairs of Hamilton. © 2007 Dr. Ludvik Prevec. Reproduced with permission.
Dr. John Rae. Performed by "The Gumboots"'. Lyrics by Bob MacQuarrie. Music by Bill Gilday, March 1989. © 1992 The Gumboots. Reproduced with permission from their CD, Spirit of the North. (4 min; "mp3" file; 4kb)
Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Rae's Birth (30 September 1813)
Greetings from Orkney. An audio message to the Association from BBC Radio Orkney, spoken by Cameron Stout, with accompanying photos provided by the Association Webmaster. We suggest that you download this file to your hard drive rather than try opening it in your browser. (3 min; "mp4" file; 5kb) Reproduced with permission. (voice-only version: 3 min; "mp3" file; 6kb)
A Surprise Guest. Dr John Rae speaks to the Association, Sat. 14 Sep 2013, the Ewart Angus Centre, McMaster University. Reproduced with permission. (3.3 min; "mov" file; 17kb)