Macleod South Australia Macleod society   macleod society south australia    clan macleod south australia

Macleod South Australia Macleod society   macleod society south australia    clan macleod south australia

Macleod South Australia Macleod society   macleod society south australia    clan macleod south australia

Macleod South Australia Macleod society   macleod society south australia    clan macleod south australia

Macleod South Australia Macleod society   macleod society south australia    clan macleod south australia

Clan MacLeod Society of Australia (South Australia) Inc.


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The Story of 50 years of a Clan Society, 1957 - 2007

Clan MacLeod Society in South Australia

Observations

Clan MacLeod Society in South Australia 1957

'The purpose for the formation of the branch will be:-

       ▪       To comply with the wishes of the Chief.

       ▪       To provide a rallying point for all MacLeods in South Australia.

       ▪       To provide a medium through which clan information can be sent to

              our members.

       ▪       To arrange social functions and to give status to our members when

             visiting branches interstate.'

These simple reasons lay at the foot of the mountain that Clan Societies were to climb in exploring their role and character in a nationally diverse people the world.  They would claim the following achievements:-

       ▪      Development of periodic Parliaments as Clan gatherings in Skye.

       ▪      Holding regular North American gatherings, and world Gatherings in

          i Bendigo, Australia and Christchurch, New Zealand.

       ▪      Constituting the body of Associated Clan MacLeod Societies, now

            comprising ten national organisations.

       ▪      The development of regional and national societies with

       ▪      constitutional incorporation.

       ▪      Fostering Highland traditions of dancing and piping, and subsidiary

       ▪      organisations such as pipe bands.

       ▪      Trusts for their funding of Restoration and Heritage work for

       ▪      preservation of diverse, important Clan sites.

       ▪      The adoption of new clan Projects such as Literary works describing:-

                    ▪      The History of a Clan

                    ▪      Genealogy of a Clan

                    ▪      Scottish Exodus: Migration of a Clan

Now our Chiefs have passed into their ‘Great Hall’

       ▪       Norman Magnus and Sir Reginald who tried to bridge the lost connection

              with clanfolk.

       ▪       Dame Flora 28 th Chief - The instigator of the sense of our world Clan.

       ▪       John 29 th Chief who’s charm and demeanor embraced the Clan’s

              differences and developments in a rapidly changing world.

       ▪       Torquil Roderick, 17 th of Raasay who matriculated the Arms of MacLeod

              of the Lewes, and caused clanfolk to look into their history for the first

             time in many generations and accept the fact that there are still two

              branches of the Clan and two Chiefs. He had two sons. Torquil Donald

              became Chief of the  Lewes, and Roderick John became 18 th of Raasay,

              accepted as a third Chief.

The present Clan MacLeod Chiefs are:

       ▪       Hugh MacLeod of MacLeod, 30 th Chief,

       ▪       Torquil Donald MacLeod, Chief of the Lewes

       ▪       Roderick John MacLeod 18 th of Raasay

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