Note from Kerrie – My own family’s McKenzie’s are Alexander Jnr, and his wife first wife Ann McKenzie (nee McLean). They settled in the Spring Hill area, then on the Berkeley Estate and possibly lived in the Fairy Meadow area, before moving north to Bulli. Their first child to be born in Australia was my great great grandmother Mary Ann in 1839, and she would marry Henry Thomas Hicks, the son of James Hicks. Mary Ann’s husband, Henry Thomas Hicks, would become a North Illawarra Council Alderman in 1897, and was involved in many civic affairs. Ann McKenzie (McLean) died in 1846, and Alexander remarried to Elizabeth Hanks. Alexander and second wife Elizabeth moved to the Crookwell area before moving to Canowindra – Cowra area.
Who am I ? Kerrie Anne Christian (nee Adams), a great great great great granddaughter of Angus and Mary McKenzie, via their son Alexander Jnr, and his first Australian born child, Mary Ann Hicks nee McKenzie.
They came to the Illawarra in 1837 as impoverished Bounty Immigrants sailing from the Isle of Skye, Scotland, across the world on the William Nicol.
From childhood Mum would take us to the Family Graves at St Augustine's Bulli, including Mary Ann Hicks nee McKenzie. What were the stories of her family ?