Find your ancestors in The Scottish Australasian 1913

First published in December 1909, the journal wanted “to help the young folk of Scottish parentage to better understand the history, literature and songs of the land of their forefathers”. The journals have articles on a wide range of topics relating to Scotland – articles on well known Scots in Australasia, Home News, missing friends, “personal paragraphs”, obituaries, the clans, and much more.

The subject of our sketch was born in Springfield, Leith Walk, Midlothian, and was three years old, when, in 1844, he arrived in Australia with his father, who soon after arrival became owner of Castlestead Station, Burrowa. Five years later the young Scot returned to the land of his birth, and received his education at Circus Place School, Edinburgh, and the Edinburgh Institution, and in King’s College, London. At the age of 19 Mr Walker joined the London staff of the Bank of New South Wales, and, rising in his profession, we find him appointed manager of the branch at Townsville, Queensland, subsequently filling a similar position at Toowoomba.