Who am I ? Kerrie Anne Christian, 4 x gt gd
daughter of Angus & Mary McKenzie. They came to NSW 1837 as Bounty Immigrants from the Isle of Skye, Scotland, on the William Nicol.
Scotland and Potatoes ? Jamie Oliver has promoted the Scottish Potato Scone – not heard of it ? Neither had I. However there is a darker side to Scotland and the Potato. When we hear of potato famines, usually we only … Continue reading
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
We now have a Facebook group for our McKenzie/MacKenzie family …. Have a look.
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
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
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
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.