How does a person I’m investigating become something more than the others I am researching? Sometimes someone gets under your skin and you want to know more. The Johnstone family as a whole has been a bit like that for me lately. My great-grandmothers brother Andrew has certainly captivated me and I will write about him soon. However his daughter Dorothy Lindsay Johnstone has recently captured my interest.
On a recent golfing week in Bright I took some time out to investigate one of the Scouller cousins who lived in Bright from at least the late 1860s. Margaret Hamilton Scouller (Scoular) migrated to Melbourne on board the Sea, arriving in May 1853. This was six months before her father with his family and her uncle with his family arrived in Melbourne on board the Waverley.