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 ?
Tag Archives: Diaspora
Apparently it’s Scottish Independence Day over in the UK – well north of the border anyway – and also Tartan Day – some see Tartan as a tradition – others as a fashion statement and others as even a protest … Continue reading
This is an interesting post from the Scottish Diaspora Blog. “Australia was first put on the Scottish diaspora map not as a migrant destination of choice, but as a convict settlement. The overall number of convict Scots was, however, low”… … Continue reading
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
Alexander McKenzie was born on the Isle of Skye in 1803, and married Anne McLean, in 1829 at Armadale, on the Isle of Skye, in the Parish of Sleat). Alexander McKenzie, aged 32 years, travelled to Australia as assisted immigrants … Continue reading