Scottish House Australia
is a non-profit, community minded Scottish organization for which acts
as a centre for cultural, historical and genealogical research, and acts
as a liaison between the public and the various Australian &
international Scottish Communities.
We celebrated our 20th
birthday in November, 2014. The office & library has move offices three
times over the years, currently residing in Granville a western suburb
of Sydney, NSW. The office is open on Thursdays from 10am – 3pm and is
run entirely by volunteers.
Our activities include:
• Organise various special events during the year and all persons
interested in the Scottish Culture are invited to attend.
• assistance to research a full range of ancestry information
• a library available for members to research articles for their
newsletters & genealogy studies
• providing tent accommodation for member clans at gatherings including
affordable umbrella public liability insurance and a personal accident
insurance option for their volunteers
• a quarterly newsletter which is sent to members with an “events”
calendar showing the dates and locations of future Scottish and Celtic
Our “GIGs” (Genealogy Interest Groups), which are held throughout the
year, have proved to be one of our most popular activities. We have now
arranged the following talk.
Our sponsor the Lord Lyon, King of Arms, Dr
Joe Morrow. This is a photo of my husband, Ed & myself with him when we
were his guests for lunch last June near Stirling just before the
“Battle of Bannockburn” celebrations. A lovely man who intends to come
to Australia in the next couple of years to visit. Ed is wearing his
Afternoon: Assisted Immigrants - Scots & Others
Come to a talk about how
immigrants and their families arrived in Australia by assisted passage.
Australia’s population today is mainly that of immigrants and their
descendants who have come to this country over many years. A special
talk by dedicated family and social historian, Ray Thorburn, OAM as the
Guest Speaker will acknowledge the assisted immigrants and their
families. Doors open at 1.30pm with address commencing at 2pm and
followed by afternoon tea.
Assisted Passage Schemes were one of the ways numerous immigrants left
their homelands to journey to Australia. Some of those early immigrants,
who set out so full of hope, didn’t even arrive on these shores. Others
arrived and succumbed to illness and exhaustion, leaving young families
to struggle on. Following WWII, the £10 fare offer was also taken up by
many Scots, British Isles subjects and Europeans
Bookings are essential by cheque payable to Scottish House plus the
names of those attending to Scottish House, PO Box 43, Granville 2142 or
download booking form on our website http://www.scottishhouse.org.au/
under “Events”. Enquiries to Moyna Scotland on (02) 4232-1912.
Scottish House individual Members $15.00 per person Non-Members $20.00