Category Archives: The McKenzie Family

Remembrance Day 11.11.2017 at Thirroul

Descendants of Angus McKenzie’s children, Alexander McKenzie Snr, Alexander McKenzie Jnr, Neil McKenzie and Mary McKinnon nee McKenzie, have served in Australian, New Zealand and British units in various military conflicts since the Boer War, and some have lost their … Continue reading

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A new Facebook Group for our McKenzie/MacKenzie family

We now have a Facebook group for our McKenzie/MacKenzie family …. Have a look.

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Remembering McKenzie’s 180 years after arriving in NSW

We had a small informal get together of descendants of former Isle of Skye residents Angus McKenzie and his wife Mary McIntosh on Saturday 28.10.2017, 180th anniversary of the arrival of the McKenzie’s to the NSW Colony in 1837. Attending … Continue reading

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Scottish Naming Patterns Revisited

Back in mid 2013, I did a post on Scottish naming patterns. I’d presumed that it had been used in our Illawarra McKenzie family. However, now looking back, and knowing more names of our McKenzie forbears, descendants of AngusMcKenzie and … Continue reading

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Who Do You Think You Are – William Nicol emigrants from Isle of Skye in 1837

Prominent human rights & social justice lawyer Geoffrey Robertson is also descended from emigrants on the William Nicol 1837 from the Isle of Skye – another glimpse into the times of our ancestors as they left the Scotland in the … Continue reading

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A New Scotch Distillery for Skye

In a recent BBC news online, there was talk of a new Scotch Distillery for the Isle of Skye – at    Torabhaig on the south east coast looking over the sound of Sleat.

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Homecoming Scotland 2014 – Welcoming back the Scottish Diaspora

From Kerrie Anne Christian In Scotland, 2014 is a year of welcoming back the Scottish Diaspora from across the world – those whose families left to go to Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Antipodes – Australia and New Zealand over … Continue reading

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