Find your ancestors in The Scottish Australasian 1910


Do you have Scottish Australiasian ancestry?

First published in December 1909, the journal wanted "to help the young folk of Scottish parentage to better understand the history, literature and songs of the land of their forefathers". The journals have articles on a wide range of topics relating to Scotland – articles on well known Scots in Australasia, Home News, missing friends, "personal paragraphs', obituaries, the clans, and much more. It's a rare and useful genealogy tool for anyone exploring their family history or building a family tree.

An interesting old lady, Mrs. M’Pherson, has died at Fairlie, at the advanced age of 98. She was Fairlie’s oldest inhabitant. Her great-grandfather was the principal piper to Prince Charles Edward Stuart, and he played the charge on the fatal Morning at Culloden. The pipes used on that occasion are still in the possession of the Duke of Atholl. Mrs. M’Pherson was brimful of stories of the romantic ‘45, and she was also fond of relating the exploits of the daring smugglers who were the terror of the Revenue officers in the Highlands early last century.