...do YOUR families link back to first South Australian wheat growers?
Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837
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NOW AND YOUR FUTURE
This project was re-commenced by the small Steering Group of Donald Gordon, Lorna McLean, Heather McGrath and Trevor McLean. Future planning as a committee formed in association with the Strathalbyn Branch of National Trust of South Australia-who have kindly released the copyright of the original 1995 BRB=The Big Red Book-meaning "Donald and Christina McLean and their Descendants". In the meantime, let us know in contact envelope if you wish to participate in any way-including just as an observer!
CORRECT US or ADD STORIES...
OFFER YOUR OWN FUN? FACTS? FAMILY STORY?... Why would a 10yoa boy,horseriding the stock-shoot a rifle in the air during the 1920's? Read of an accidental human poisoning. Surgery gone wrong! A two year old child looking for a policeman, lost, and wandering a city street at Christmas in 1965?-found with a (uniformed) bus driver and ice cream-happily swinging her legs on a swing? 1995 "Big Red Book" (BRB) was our starting point. We need you to spread the word to correct and update information.
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This website original material is from our family publication-DONALD AND CHRISTINA MCLEAN & THEIR DESCENDANTS 1995. Most often referenced as "BRB"-The Big Red Book. We are daily adding stories-but need you to tell us of any editing/additions required on the profiles of your family on the CONTACT US ENVELOPE. You may wish us to phone you or prefer writing? Use CONTACT ENVELOPE below or WORKSHEET TAB on the top of EACH profile.
SEND YOUR "4 GENERATIONS" PHOTOS
1987-The “Freney” Reunion; James Freney Park Queensland was dedicated by the Archerfield Brisbane City Council. James farmed there in 1850’s. At the reunion Brian and Heather McGrath (nee Arden) found a family link through maternal and paternal relatives!
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Scotlands "BUSHEL AND A PECK"
When you're reading Scottish publications quoting measures. A tailors 'ell' was measured from fingertip to elbow=ell that measure in Scotland was 3'foot and 1"inch that in 2017 being 3.93 metres, but different measures were done differently everywhere. All Scottish 'ell' measures were revised in 1700's. With measuring a distance of 12" inches=1' foot. If measuring dry grain: 4 lippies=1 peck, (1 peck in 2017 would be around 9 litres), 4 pecks=1 firlot, 4 firlots=1 boll. In liquid measures: 4gills=1munchkin, 2munchkins=1chopin, 2chopins=1pint, 8pints=1gallon: 2017 conversion is 1 gallon= approx 3.78 litres.
A FLAIR TO PEN FAMOUS FAMILY STORIES?
Are you the centre of the party? Are you the story teller in your family? Let others know of your family traditions, your grandparents mixups and muckups and loving and fighting. Adopted people don't have your good fortune of connections to family BACK TO FEUDAL SCOTLAND up til 1700's. Write what needs to be said in the CONTACT ENVELOPE above...
OFFER YOUR OWN FUN, FACTS, OR FAMILY STORY...
Why would a 10yoa boy shoot a rifle in the air whilst horseriding; circling a 2,000 acre paddock during the 1920's? Read of an accidental poisoning. Surgery gone wrong! A two years old child looking for a policeman, lost, and wandering the Hay street Mall of Perth at Christmas in 1965-she was found with a (uniformed) bus driver and an ice cream-happily swinging her legs on a swing? 1995 "Big Red Book" was our starting point. We need you to spread the word to correct and update.