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Greetings from Ballarat

Postby load1966 » Mon May 19, 2014 6:45 am

Good evening from Ballarat AU . I am a new member to the forum my name is Norm McCallum, my forebears left Campbelltown in 1853 for the Gold rush at Ballarat Victoria. They were Archibald McCallum (B1827) & Euphemia McKerral (B1819) both born in Campbelltown. I will be visiting Campbelltown on the 4th September this year hoping to locate the burial site of Archibald's parents namely Neil McCallum born Campbelltown 1793 & Agnes Boyd born Southend 1797. It would be greatly appreciated to be pointed in the right direction to research the site. I Would also love to meet any one who might be related.

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Re: Greetings from Ballarat

Postby glassblower » Tue May 27, 2014 1:59 pm

Hi Norm welcome to the forum, I cant help you out with any "info" but I am sure there are some members of the forum that might be able to point you in the right direction.
When you visit you could try the "Heritage Centre & Library", I have found both place's well worth a visit.
Hope you enjoy looking round the forum, it can be very interesting.

Cheers Ken.
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Re: Greetings from Ballarat

Postby ex campbeltown lady » Tue May 27, 2014 7:44 pm

Hi,
I used this site for a similar search some years ago.
http://www.ralstongenealogy.com/argyllcemeteries.htm

Half way down page you will find links to Kintyre cemetry records. It may take some patience though. Good luck
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Re: Greetings from Ballarat

Postby load1966 » Wed May 28, 2014 2:16 am

Good afternoon one and all . Many thanks Ken & "ex Campbeltown Lady" , your posts were most helpful . Another question if I may , do the local Lawn Bowls clubs allow visitors and if so is it possible to have a game whilst there ?.

Regards

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Re: Greetings from Ballarat

Postby glassblower » Wed May 28, 2014 6:39 pm

Hi Norm,
you need a local for info' about the Bowls Club, no doubt one or two members of the Bowls Club are on the Forum. I would be very surprised if you did not get a game as the people of Kintyre seem to "go the extra mile" to make visitors welcome and help out if possible.

Ken.
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Re: Greetings from Ballarat

Postby load1966 » Thu May 29, 2014 2:21 am

Thanks Ken, we are looking forward to the visit ( one week stay ).

Norm
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Re: Greetings from Ballarat

Postby glassblower » Thu May 29, 2014 3:30 pm

Hi Norm,
lucky you, paying a visit to the "Wee Toon, I can't see myself or the family getting up there this year. I am sure you will enjoy your stay, one place that is always top of my list when we are up there is the Muneroy Tearoom at Southend, home cooking as it's best.
You have probably got some info about C'town and surrounding area, but here are a couple that might be helpful.


http://campbeltown.org.uk/

http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/c ... mpbeltown/

Hope you get decent weather while you are there.

Cheers Ken.
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Re: Greetings from Ballarat

Postby numberplease » Thu May 29, 2014 4:52 pm

Echo regarding Muneroy tearoom, Frances`s cooking is to die for!
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Re: Greetings from Ballarat

Postby load1966 » Fri May 30, 2014 5:30 am

G'day from down under. Thanks for the links Ken I have not seen those sites before, most informative and "Numberplease" will take your advice regarding the tea rooms at Southend.

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Re: Greetings from Ballarat

Postby numberplease » Fri May 30, 2014 2:22 pm

You won`t regret it Norm!
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