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Saddell Castle, formerly home to the Campbells of Saddell

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  Hello! It’s Blak history month in Australia, here is a quote from the Blak History Month Website to  explain more: “Recognising that Australia is steeped in a rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait history, Blak History Month was proclaimed on the shoulders of giants and a cultural continuum from time immemorial.​July was chosen so as […]

Australian History

Blak History Month

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  It isn’t always easy to trace your family tree in Australia back to the “motherland”, but I’m here to help! Here are some tips: Google the surname: A quick google of your family surname instantly gives you an idea of where your family came from. Try to avoid websites like Wikipedia others similar that […]

Australian History, Research Tips, Scottish History

Finding Where Your Australian Relatives Came From

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A question that came up for me recently was why did my 4th great grandfather John Campbell Colquhoun leave his relatives and hometown in Paisley, Renfrewshire to immigrate to Australia in 1857? Coincidentally a few days later I was listening to a podcast episode about the Highland Clearances, and the academic speaking on the podcast […]

Australian History, Research Tips, Scottish History

Why Did Your Ancestors Immigrate?

Arundel Castle, former home of Adeliza of Louvain, the fairy maid of Brabant