Mr Graham’s transit card

Card issued to passengers when disembarking en route at stopover ports. It was collected by Daniel and Christina Graham when they migrated to Victoria from Scotland in 1957. They arrived in Melbourne on the ‘Strathmore’ on 12 February 1957. They had three children, and settled in Moe where Daniel found work with the SEC. For…

Wooden trunk, brought from Scotland to Melbourne

Large wooden trunk brought out to Melbourne from Scotland by Charles Anderson Grant. Charles Anderson Grant was born in 1837 in Greyfriars Parish, Edinburgh to James and Ann Grant. His father was a tailor and clothier and was known to be ‘tyrannical’. A family story says there was tuberculosis in the family and as a…

Cup presented to George Smeaton at Caledonian Games, 1859

This engraved silver cup was presented to George Smeaton at the Ballarat Caledonian Games in 1859. The Cup is engraved with shield, engraved above shield within a banner: Caledonian Society of Ballarat.  Within the shield it says: 1st Annual Gathering, 1st January 1859,​ George Smeaton, 1st Prize for Tilting on Horseback. Click here for a…