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Scottish Reference Book: The Scottish Immigrants and their Descendants, their Achievements and Legacy to the State of South Australia

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 248 pages
Author: B. Medhurst
Year: 1999
ISBN: 0646378139
Other: b&w photos, indexes
Publisher: Scottish Associations of South Australia Inc.

South Australia has had Scottish settlers from the earliest time. Patterns of emigration brought people through the Highland Clearances; single people and families responding to advertisements of emigration agents announcing subsidized passages; the children of merchants and professionals who had a lessened opportunity to participate in their family's new found prosperity; and, others responding to the press, letters home and the literature of the time, describing the colony of South Australia in glowing terms.

The Scots in South Australia were obvious in every walk of life - they were engineers, pastoralists, social reformers and in the destitute asylum. They were noted for their dominance in certain areas of the colony - almost every town in the South East was started by Scots. They were particularly prominent throughout the Adelaide Hills.

The year 2000 was a memorable one for the history of Scottish settlement in South Australia, and to commemorate this event the Scottish Associations of South Australia Inc. chose to compile a comprehensive record of the colourful culture and expertise which helped build the wonderful state of South Australia.

This book is full of biographical information of Scots who came to South Australia and left their mark on the State in some way, together with details of Scottish related Groups, Clubs, Bands and Societies in the State. Some of the biographies are quite extensive, others just a few lines. Yet all did something remarkable to aid in becoming what it is today, and are therefore remembered.

EXAMPLE ENTRIES:

Addison, Thomas.
B. c.1828, East Lothian. d. 1.9.1884. m. 31.5.1863 Catherine Dolan. Arr. 1856 on Blundell. Farmer at Maryville. Coachman to Dr. Wark.

Grieg, Mrs. Isabelle Westwater.
B. 26.7.1932, Kirkcaldy. m. Dr. Gordon Grieg. Arr. 15.1.1975 by air. Nurse Receptionist. Awarded Paul Harris Fellowship 1989. Royal District Nurse, Elizabeth Rotary Ladies Committee, Robert Burns Society President. Community Radio Broadcaster. Elizabeth Community Fund and Elizabeth & District Foundation Booth Committee.

McBride, Robert James Martin.
B. 18.1.1831 Newry, Ireland. s/o Com.Officer British Army of Scottish descent. m.(1) 26.1.1856 Elizabeth Dunn. (2) Mrs. Robinson. w.o. R.R. Robertson, Broken Hill. Arr. 1855 on Bucephalis. Squatter Pastoralist, Kooringa. Invested in mines, Broken Hill and Kalgoorlie.

McFarlane, Duncan.
B. 1793 Scotland. d. 27.10.1856. m. Elizabeth Norris. Arr. 1839 from NSW. Seaman, Sheep Farmer, Pastoralist. Mount Barker, Glen Osmond, Lake Albert. Built 1856 Alverstoke, Myrtle Bank, died fortnight before completion. Imported 1839 cattle overland from NSW and ewes by sea from Vic. Laid out town of Mount Barker. Helped John Ridley with first reaper. Appointed one of the first of the Trustees and Directors of the Church of Scotland Society.

Contents:
Acknowledgements
Foreword
1. Introduction: Scots Made History
2. Worship in South Australia
 - Early Church Services in Adelaide
 - Church Buildings: Adelaide
 - Church Buildings: Gaelic Church
 - Church Buildings: Morphett Vale Free Church
 - Presbyterian Churches in the present day
 - List of Ministers 1839-1865
 - Presbytery of South Australia: Moderators and Clerks 1865-1886
 - Presbyterian Church of South Australia: Moderators of General Assembly 1886-1977
 - Presbyterian Church of South Australia: Clerks of General Assembly 1890-1977
 - Church Cemeteries and Memorials
 - Church Associations
3. Promemoria
 - Statues and Monuments
 - Society Memorials
 - Plaques and Rolls of Honour
4. Scottish Schools, Colleges and Educational
5. Scottish Hospitals, Missions and Homes
6. Scottish Clans
7. Clan Cameron in South Australia
8. Caledonian Societies
9. Scottish Clubs and Associations
10. Pipe Bands in South Australia
11. Honors and Awards to Scots People in South Australia
12. Scottish Achievers in South Australia
13. Some Scottish Firsts in South Australia
14. Sources of Information

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