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Victorian Australian Pioneers

This is a group researching and sharing the Victorian Pioneers in Australia from 1820 to 1900

Location: Yarrawonga, Victoria, Asutralia
Members: 47
Latest Activity: Oct 3, 2016

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Started by Penelope Bell Mar 20, 2013. 0 Replies

unofficial adoption

Started by Carmel M Reynen. Last reply by Carmel M Reynen Jul 19, 2009. 2 Replies

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Comment by Helen Thompson on January 22, 2014 at 6:58pm

Hi everyone

My family history interest in Victoria includes the following families:

Samuel Scotson (1830-1903) and his wife Martha Wilson Dunlop (1844-1919), who settled in the Fryer’s Creek/Yapeen area near Castlemaine. Samuel Scotson, from Lancashire, England, arrived [via South Africa] on the “Sarah Bell” in 1853 (a ship full of gold seekers) and was a well known gold miner in the area, and had Scotson’s Reef at Mopoke Gully for many years.

Hector Ross (1819-1884) and his wife Christina Ross (1821-1891) who arrived ship unconfirmed [but possibly the “Omega”], about 1856, and settled in the Winter’s Flat/Muckleford area near Castlemaine. Both Hector and Christina Ross were from Rosshire, Scotland. He was a dairyman at Muckleford.

I have just joined GenealogyWise. I am doing the 'Social Media Tools for the Wise Genealogist course', which I am finding interesting.

Comment by Aussiemandas on November 5, 2010 at 8:14pm
My interests in Victoria are

Raymant, Morley, Curd, Stokan, Simkin
Comment by Liz Pidgeon on November 2, 2010 at 7:21pm
November is Local History Month at Yarra Plenty Regional Library in Melbourne's north which services the municiplaities of Nillumbik, Whitltesea and Banyule. There are a number of speakers of interest to family historians. Please vist the Events section of Genealogywise or visit Thanks.
Comment by PF on September 29, 2010 at 9:32pm
I saw that. Thanks. That has been added to my tree. I have searched pretty hard for Arcotti items. It seems to be a pretty rare name.
Comment by TreeDelver on September 29, 2010 at 9:03pm
This could be your man!
"The following deaths took place in the Benevolent Asylum, Dunwich, during the week ended 10th instant:— . . . James Arcotti, 64, Piedmont, Italy . . . "
Source: The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld) Saturday 24 March 1894
Note: Giacomo = James
Comment by PF on August 2, 2010 at 6:02pm
Oh sorry. I actually have a book about the Ticinese Australian Immigrants. My great grandfather was Bartolomeo Arcotti. He never went to Australia and immigrated to California. His father, also called Bartolomeo went to Australia and I have no record of his death. Giacomo also went to Aus. and I have no more records. The book was not much help, just verified that they were there.
Comment by Carmel M Reynen on August 2, 2010 at 5:28pm
so they went to California? so they did not stay in Australia?
Comment by PF on August 2, 2010 at 5:21pm
Comment by Carmel M Reynen on August 2, 2010 at 5:04pm
You say Bartolomeo is your g grandfather, where was your grandparent born, what state were they in?
Comment by PF on August 2, 2010 at 7:27am
I have a couple of ancestors who came to Autralia in the 1860's. The last name is Arcotti. They are listed in a book called The Settlement of Swiss Ticino Immigrants in Australia by J. Gentilli. Page 16 lists Bartolomeo and Giacomo Arcotti.Origin Corippo. Birth dates 1828 and 1831. I have no record of what happened to either. Bartolomeo was my great great grandfather. Any ideas about finding more information on Arcotti in Australia? Thanks!

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