...do YOUR families link back to first South Australian wheat growers?
Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837
1932 - (87 years)
||Jean WARNER  |
||11 Jul 1932
||Melbourne Vic 
||The Warner family between them brought up Jean at the Winiam farm, grandparents Beatrice and Thomas Warner, Aunt Sylvia, Uncle Leslie, as well as her father, Les, all took a hand.|
Jean Wamer, born 11/7/1932, in Melbourne (only child).
Married: At Winiam, Sybren (Syd) Banning. (b. Pingjum, Friesland, Holland,).
Dutch born Syd lived near the "Big Dyke" surviving the German occupation during World War
ll, although severe fighting took place around his village.
After High School he obtained his bookkeeping certificate, and then worked in an of at
Leeuwarden. He was conscripted into the Dutch Army, serving in Indonesia for 6 months.
He took the opportunity to emigrate to Australia arriving by plane in Sydney, being sent to
Bathurst, then 2 days later took a train to Adelaide with £6/-/- ($12) in his pocket.
He found farm work at Naracoorte, then went into partnership with a friend at Nhill in the
eucalyptus factory they established. He was naturalized soon after his marriage to Jean.
Occupation: Farmer. Residence: Frances, S.A.
Jean and Syd purchased a small farm at Broughton, and a larger one at Yanac. the latter being increased to 2000 acres (they were 5 years at Broughton) - this together with land owned by son, Kenneth, was sold in 1980 when they purchased at Frances, S.A.
Today (1994) Syd still does all the book and computer work of the Frances farm.
They had 5 sons, of which 4 survive. 
||Frances SA 
||Christina and Donald McLean | John McLean's descendants
||6 Jan 2017 |
||Sybren BANNING, b. Pingjum Holland |
| ||1. Ronald BANNING, b. 1955, Nhill Vic , d. 1955 (Age 0 years)|
| ||2. Kenneth Douglas BANNING, b. 31 Aug 1956, Nhill Vic (Age 63 years)|
| ||3. Colin Sybren BANNING, b. 15 May 1958, Nhill Vic (Age 61 years)|
| ||4. Gary Joseph BANNING, b. 22 Jul 1959, Nhill Vic (Age 60 years)|
| ||5. Maurice John BANNING, b. 3 Mar 1961, Nhill Vic (Age 59 years)|
||24 Dec 2016 17:10:28 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- [S-3] FS BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .