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LOST McDONALD GIRLS.

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LOST McDONALD GIRLS.

Posted: 1336268457000
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Anne (b.1831), Christina (b.1834) and Flora (b.1836) along with brother John (b.1836) arrived in Port Phillip on board the "John Barry" in Apr. 1839 with their parents Duncan and Mary McDonald. On arrival, the family was struck down with typhus. Reports say that 3 members of the family died and were immediately burried in unmarked graves in bushland near the sick quarters.

The only thing I am certain of, is that Duncan survived, as in a newspaper report in 1871, he was before the court charged with vagrancy. He was described as "an old man and an inveterate drinker". In the court case, Duncan claimed that he had a daughter who was married to a wealthy squatter near Wellington in Sth. Aus.

I am seeking help in asking if anyone has on their tree any of the girls marrying in the 1850s-1860s in South Australia and residing in the Wellington area in the 1870s.

Failing that, how can I find records of a possible marriage of either Anne, Christina or Flora.

Thanks in advance,

Alan Mac.
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