With this website we are hoping to get as much information regarding Scottish and Australian heritage,history and ancestry. We hope you will email us with your stories about your families and your clans. Thanks for your patience while we add to this website. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tartan Lady www.thetartanlady.com has a great range of Tartans,Scots items.Perfect for Clan Banners/Crests and much more whether to adour your wall at home or for clan parades or events.
Thanyou Zellna (The Tartan Lady) for our MacLaren banner,as seen in picture on the right.I can highly recommend the fantastic workmanship and quality,I am extremely impressed with the high standard and time that went into it.(Trevor Smurthwaite)
Rise is a celebration of Scotland and for all Scots to enjoy.Purely about being Scottish,being together and being proud.
Rise is a new stirring Scottish anthem track that has just been released worldwide and is already being celebrated by Scots all over the globe.The responce to the song has been absolutely fantastic and word is spreading fast amonish people in every country. Rise is a celebration of Scotland and for all Scots to enjoy.Purely about being Scottish,being together and being proud. Jim Lynch,Producer,Clanfilms,Scotland & Caledonian Records
Like thousands of other Scots, John and Isabella Murray were victims of the vast industrial and agricultural changes that transformed British society during the Economic Revolution. As tenant farmers, they lost their small holding as farms on the large estates were amalgamated and as sheep production replaced the motre traditional intensive cropping. When John died in 1845, Isabella was left with ten children in a situation of great uncertainty. This book traces the story of the families of John and Isabella, as far as available records allow, for the two centuries prior to these events. It considers the issues involved in the decision of Isabella and the children to migrate to Australia, describes the voyages themselves in 1848 and 1851, and records the settlement of the family in the fertile and picturesque Manning Valley on the Mid North Coast of NSW, whose rolling hills and rich farmlands are reminiscent of the Borders valleys of the Rulewater and Jedwater that the family had known so well. The book also examines something of the character of these early generations of Murrays, in particular the profound Christian convictions which motivated their thoughts and actions and which have left a long-lasting legacy of Christian commitment and service in many branches of the family. It is the story of the pioneering origins of a prolific family that has made a significant contribution to the Manning District and indeed to the nation. It is a story worth telling
Colquhoun Lauren Schroder (maiden name Kilpatrick) would like to hear from other Colquhoun's and sept families,please contact on; email@example.com
. Stewart info Greg Stewart is trying to find early information on family roots.Greg is a descendant of Donald Stewart who came to Australia in 1857 with his brother Duncan.He was born in Loch Cannon in 1830.His parents were John Stewart,crofter who died on 24-12-1870 aged 85 years at Slumbay.Johns parents were Charles Stewart, crofter and Jessie Stewart,maiden name Allen.I am led to believe John was from the Stewart of Appin clan. Please contact Greg Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org
Scottish DVD's I am the producer of a series of 18 scenic dvd's on the west of Scotland,and the Highlands & Islands.I have received a very special letter of appreciation from a family in Benalla,who have enjoyed 12 of them.I have realised that these DVD's could be of special interest to Scots immigrants in Australia and I have a special offer of 3 for the price of 2 (paypal payments do the currency converter making payments easier) on my website www.scottishdvd.com Bill Green,Camemora DVD's, email@example.com Bill Green,Kilchoan,Acharacle,Argyll,Scotland I have viewed four of the series and will definately be purchasing more of this beautifull series of DVD's,they take a peaceful journey through Scotland majestic landscapes,with gentle music score and incredible scenery throughout,highly recommended would make a great gift for anyone with a love of Scotland.Trevor Smurthwaite (webmaster)
Celtic Life Magazine- Canada My name is Stephen Patrick Clare and I am the managing editor of Celtic Life Magazine in Halifax, Nova Scotia,Canada.We are looking for people who would like to contribute on a variety of topics to both our print publication (published 4x year) and on our website www.celticlife.ca email; firstname.lastname@example.org www.stephenclare.blogspot.com
In Early May 2011 the SNP won a historic majoirity in the Scottish Parliament,bringing closer the possibility of an independent Scotland.It got me thinking about the original wars of independence in the late 13th and early 14th centuries featuring William Wallace and Robert the Bruce and in particular,the declaration of Arbroath,signed by the nobles and common folk of Scotland on 6th April 1320.As a result i wrote this song,the chorus is loosely based on the most famous passage of the Declaration namely "As Long as There's One Hundred",. Words and Music by Brian McKay's kind permission
Xmas Sale Now On,these 'Beware Of The Dog' metal signs only $10 each including free postage to any address within Australia,
These 'Beware Of The Dog' Signs only $10 each including Free Postage within Australia.
To help the people affected by the current NSW Fires please donate to the Salvos phone 13 72 58 or through their website www.salvos.org.au
FAR ACROSS THE SEA is a family saga that begins in Scotland in 1913, progresses through two world wars and leads to a life in Ipswich, Australia for a young man who takes up the offer of assisted passage to Australia as part of the Australian government’s ‘Populate or Perish’ campaign after the second world war.
Life in the mining villages of Scotland was rather bleak. One of the characters in the book joins the army in WWI to get away from the mines, only to find himself digging underground in France. Years after WWII had finished, food and clothing were still being rationed in Scotland, few people could afford to buy their own home and unemployment was high. When Australia put out the call for young men and families to populate its shores, with the lure of high employment and sunshine instead of rain and snow, many people took up the call.
The book is based on fact and provides a snapshot of the lives of people in Scotland in the early 1900s and the new hope that Australia offered in the 1950s.
Carmel McMurdo Audsley Editor Scots News Magazine Author 'Ours,Yours and Mines'and 'Far Across The Sea' 0403 190 835 Experience life in the miners' rows of Ayrshire Scotland in the 19th and 20th centuries- 'Ours,Yours and Mines'and the sequal 'Far Across The Sea' available from www.amazon.com
Scots News Magazine is a monthly emagazine for ex pat Scots in Queensland (although we have readers interstate,in the UK,NZ and USA).To recieve the free magazine,people need to email me here at email@example.com and I'll add them to our subscribers list.
I am an Australian author with a debut novel, Celtic Blood. Celtic Blood is set in the year 1210. Celtic Blood was inspired by the great Scottish historical novelist, Nigel Tranter. It traces the actual known early history of clan MacKay, known then, as the MacAedhs. The MacAedhs were descended from a king of Scots. Aedh, the progenitor of the clan was offered the crown. His two older brother both kings died without issue. He, by then, a widower had become a priest with no interest in matters of state, thus, forfeiting his claim. His two small sons taken into the care of a distant relative grow to manhood far to the north in the highlands. In time they resent that they were not the royal line and civil war erupts in Scotland. Their family the MacAedhs a century later is left with Morgund as the sole holder of the name. Morgund is marked for death. According to the king their family have been nothing but trouble and all must die to ensure his own, and any future heirs of the ruling house have safety in the kingdom. But as we all know the MacKays survived and the clan are called the children of Morgund, and indeed they are.
I am trying to get the word out there and circulate my promo which is attached.
Review Of Celtic Blood On Amazon Books
A spell-binding novel with all the essential ingredients, and much more, conveyed in aptly gauged measure to richly satisfy the reader's appetite. The plot is highly entertaining, encompassing a diversity of captivating settings keeping the reader engrossed in their surroundings. This fast-paced, engaging story stimulates a broad range of emotions capable of triggering a similar memory of past sensations shared by the reader as if transported back in time.
If you want want to escape back for a glimpse of an era during which the Celtic spirit was vividly put to the test through not only knavery, adversity, and hardship, but also through the intrigues of friendship, family, and armour - yet emerge triumphant - you'll want to give this novel a try.
5 out of 5 stars.
We are now stocking these metal 'Beware of the Dog' Signs they measure 30cm in width by 20cm in height.They have the wording 'Beware of the Dog' in white lettering on a black background.Their are a hole in each corner to enable the sign to be hung on any fence,gate,door etc.These signs are for sale for $10 dollars each and includes postage to any address within Australia,for overseas postage please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 02 6553 4470 for cheque payments please send to Trevor Smurthwaite 12 Rowley Street,Wingham NSW2429 For each of these signs sold we will donate $2 dollars to any clan group society,organisation,charity of any kind of your choice,please let us know on your order.
Dear Trevor, I am the wife of the actor Conrad Phillips who was the star of the TV series William Tell in the 50's. I have written a book called "Skeoch" about our wonderful time in South West Scotland (Kirkcudbrightshire) when we bought a run down 50 acre hill farm, and with our small family went to live there and try and make it viable, against enormous odds. It was a totally different way of life, since we had come from London and were involved in theatre, television and acting circles. We knew nothing whatever about farming. I have chronicled in my book, some of the amazing things that took place. It is a witty, truthful and sometimes dramatic account of real life events .It includes some references to the Covenanters their battles against the Red Coats to worship as they wished, as our farm had associations with them. It has been published by Any subject books as a paperback and also as an e-book and is available on Amazon under the title Skeoch. I wondered if you would be interested in featuring my book on one of your discussions. It can also be purchased on the following link: http://www.anysubject.com/skeoch-our-new-life-on-a-scottish-hill-farm also in pdf format. Although I am English by birth, my paternal Grandmother was pure bred Scots, one Elizabeth Woods. I hope you don't think this is cheeky but I wondered if you would include my book on your web site. I think you may find some of it pretty interesting. With all good wishes, aye Jennie Phillips