Journal #54 – June 2016

Celebrating Our Scottish Pioneers

Stories of pioneering Scots in the Manning Valley
Edited by Maurie Garland

The Scots and the Manning River 1840 – 1860

Ross used the major research of Gordon Dennes to write about the Scottish settlement
of the Manning Valley in obtaining his Master of Arts Degree. Here we present several excerpts from his excellent booklet.
by Ross Galloway

Bounty Ships from the Highlands and Isles

The Bounty Scheme of assisted migration operated from 1837 to 1842. In particular, two of these ships, the Midlothian and British King, brought migrants from the Isles who
eventually settled in the Manning Valley. by Maurie Garland

Scot’s Corner

From his Scot’s corner on Dingo Creek, Eric gives some insights into Scottish culture and
the Scottish immigrants to the Manning Valley.
by Eric Richardson

Pictorial: The Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

This festival is now in its thirteenth year, and is run by a hard-working committee.
by Maurie Garland

The First Church Services in the Manning Valley

Although the Manning Valley was settled in 1829, a church service wasn’t conducted by an ordained minister until 1845. The first minister of religion to live permanently in the Valley was Reverand James Carter in 1851.
by Maurie Garland

Gaelic Settlers

There were only a few Gaelic enclaves in Australia and the Manning Valley was one of them, especially at The Bight. Some could not speak English, and for others English was a second language. They wanted their church services to be in Gaelic.
by Maurie Garland

In the Museum

Terry gives his museum report and displays several of the Gaelic Bibles which have been donated to the museum.
by Terry Tournoff

Scottish Influence

Cameo portraits of some of the Manning Valley’s Scottish pioneers
by Maurie Garland

Cost: $10.00 36 pages A4: 21cm x 29cm