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 2002


In 2002, following the good work by Bob Miller, Alex McLeod as Secretary developed the quarterly Newsletter further as an important communicator of information, news, views and various historical or topical articles.  Sharing of items with other MacLeod Societies ensured the input and research was rarely exhausted and it stimulated discovery of local stories and personalities.  The Clan MacLeod display and information Stall became a familiar feature at various Scottish and Cultural affairs, as many folk began to enquire about their heritage and genealogy.  This didn’t usually translate to new membership but it kept the members active, and gave us a “Shingle’ to proclaim our existence.

Trevor Powell, as President of everything, (Port Cales., Scottish Assoc., SA Pipes and Drums, Clan MacLeod Soc.), fostered closer ties within the wide range of Societies.  Inter-Clan dinners, Tartan Day functions, sponsorship of Dance and Piping competitions all strengthened our commitment to the Scottish community.  The inter-clan and inter-society support is mutually encouraging.


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In October 2004 a visit to ‘Nalang’ Station near Bordertown, S.A., developed into a small but significant gathering, with members from S.A. and Victoria, and Chief John MacLeod 18 th of Raasay.  Here we were discovering the history trail of the MacLeods of Raasay, who migrated to SA as pioneers.  Now recognised as the 3 rd Chief in the Clan MacLeod, the story of the Siol Torquil in Australia emerges as one of the most significant Clan tales outside Scotland.

In 2006 a reunion at ‘Nalang’ for the rededication and restoration of the grave of John 13 th of Raasay ”Chief of the Clan Torquil”, drew the attention of both Chief Donald MacLeod of the Lewes and John MacLeod of Raasay and their families.  More developments in this saga are being discovered and told in this Jubilee year.

As part of the preparations for the jubilee year, the Clan MacLeod Society became Incorporated, and produced an internet web site to further the links to community.

Bob Miller

President

Trevor Powell

Secretary Alex McLeod

Chief Donald MacLeod of the Lewes

Chief John MacLeod 18 th of Raasay at ‘Nalang’