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
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
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