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.
John and Janet Scoular were my 3 x great grandparents who arrived in Australia in November 1853. They were also my first cousins five times removed as their fathers, James and Gavin were brothers.
Last week I visited Auckland to attend the 150th anniversary of Pollok settlement on the Awhitu peninsular to the south-west of Auckland. My 3 x great uncle Robert Scouler with his second wife, Mary McWatt and their children travelled to Auckland on board the Ganges in 1863. Luckily an account of their journey survives that was written by on the of the cabin passengers, David Buchanan. The Scoulers were in the steerage cabin.