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Scots in Geelong and District to 1860

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD
Author: P. Jennings & S. Zada
Year: 2010
ISBN: 9780980715941

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Product Code: ZAD001
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This publication is not a listing of all Scots in Geelong and district to 1860 – such a publication would take many years to compile and then still contain only a small percentage of people of Scottish origins who came to this region.

Instead it looks at who the early settlers of Scottish nationality or descent were, why they came here, and how they encouraged others to do likewise.

First we identify some Scots who were in our region before settlement in 1835 ... just because they were Scots!

Then we look at the organisations that brought those Scottish settlers to our region in the first five years of settlement and how they encouraged others to join them – a story of migration by association – families, friends, neighbours and business connections.

The second decade of settlement saw emigration schemes in Scotland resulting in a large number of Scots arriving in the region. Some were voluntary, some necessary and others involuntary.

By the time news of the gold rush brought immigrants from many countries to Port Phillip and the Geelong district, the Scots arrived to find a well established Scottish community with churches, schools, hotels, sport and societies to help them settle into their new way of life.

Geelong itself was a reason for many Scottish immigrants either to make it their home or their stepping off point - the gateway to the Western Districts and the goldfields. Geelong was called the Pivot for very good reasons.

In this publication we refer to "Geelong and district". In the very early years that really encompassed all areas to the west and north-west of Geelong and extending to the South Australian border. Once settlement had progressed in Port Phillip, the term Geelong and district for our research area refers to places within the arc from the Otways, north to just below Ballarat, and across to Werribee.

Although this title is not a "list of all Scottish residents to 1860" it does provide a very extensive list of Scots who were in the area during that period. Those identified in the "People: A-Z" section were carefully selected based on very specific criteria and give a good cross-section of the Scottish community in the first 25 years of settlement of this region.

Totalling 365 pages, and saved into PDF format, this CD can be searched.

] Our First Scottish visitors
The beginnings of Scottish settlement
Geelong the Pivot and Point Henry
Scottish architects
Presbyterian and Scottish churches and schools
Presbyterian sections in local cemeteries
Societies and sport
Commemorating Scottish people and places
People A-Z

System Requirements
  • Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
  • Adobe Reader 6 or later is recommended for CDs with searchable text

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