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

South Australia 1977


In 1977  Joan Wolridge Gordon, Flora’s daughter, died.

The Society decided to sell off the ‘Clan Crockery’, originally bought when homes and halls didn’t stock the  necessary wares for the suppers.  It totalled 88 saucers, 83 cups, 4 jugs and 4 basins.

To promote membership, they resolved to place a newspaper advertisement for subscriptions for the Clan Magazine.  It came out once per year.

August:  'It is admitted that a newsletter for South Australia is well overdue…We can never boast being a very active group and to date this year we are maintaining our form'.

July 1978 saw the next newsletter, 11 months later.  (We remember the so-called oil crisis, but was there an ink crisis !).

Scott Matheson of Scots Cronies called a meeting for the unification of all Scottish groups (to form the Scottish Association).

In 1979 Magazines went to two per annum, and dinner at the Royal Coach Motor Inn cost $8.00.  The Dame Flora Memorial Appeal was launched with aims to improve community facilities at Dunvegan Hall, originally built by Chief Norman Magnus 26 th Chief, Flora’s uncle.

Alice McNab, Flora’s daughter, died.

In 3 years the grand and celebrated era of Dame Flora and her daughters had passed, and the generation of her grandson John 29 th Chief had begun.

In 1981 members are concerned at rising costs.  (They saved on ink and postage!). ACMS finances were in chaos with the Magazines incurring runaway expenses, and now United Kinkdom Tax liabilities had hit the Funds.

The SA Society was paired with Hawkes Bay in New Zealand in an effort to arouse antipodean fellowship through the Australia - New Zealand Gatherings.  It failed to generate any worthwhile commitment, even in correspondence.


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