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Vale Malcolm David Broun (1935-2014)

 

Dear friends and family,
It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the passing of our beloved father and husband, Malcolm Broun OAM QC.
Malcolm passed away on April 11th, 2014 aged 78.

The funeral will be held at 11.30am on Wednesday 23rd April, at the Camellia Chapel, Macquarie Park Crematorium, Cnr Delhi & Plassey Roads, Macquarie Park. Please come and join us as we celebrate his magnificent life.

Please also spread the word of the arrangements and let all those who loved Malcolm know so they can join us.
Kind regards,
Wendy, Charlotte, Alex, Sophie, Nicholas and Virginia

[14 Apr 2014]

SAHC Event Booking and Membership Forms 2014

The following forms can be downloaded and information filled in to email to the relevant SAHC person.
- 2014 SAHC Membership form (new members and renewals)
- Clan Commissioners' Dinner, Glen Innes, Saturday 3 May - RSVP by 25 April 2014
- SAHC Scottish Heritage Celebrations 2014, 23 June - 1 July - RSVP by 19 June 2014 or sooner appreciated

[21 Apr 2014]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Honoured Guest for the 2014 Scottish Celebrations, Sydney, is announced

 

We are delighted to announce that the Honoured Guest for the Scottish Celebrations, Sydney, is a Patron, Sir Wayne Broun of Colstoun and Thornydykes, 14th Baronet of Colstoun, 30th Chief of the Name and Arms of Broun, and Carlie, Lady Broun.

The updated calendar of events for 2014 is now available at the 'Calendar' tab above


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Emirates raffle 2014
The SAHC is delighted that Emirates continues its spnsorship of the SAHC with a raffle prize of a return econiomy trip for one Sydney to Glasgow. But, it doesn't stop there. The SAHC has added to the value of te prize.
The total value of the prize this year is $5,000, including one Emirates economy class return ticket Sydney - Glasgow, 2 nights’ accommodation and $1,000 for spending or put toward another ticket. Prizes are subject to availability.

Get your raffle tickets from Susan Wanless or SAHC committee member at events.
Thank you Emirates Airlines for your continued support. You have a great baggage allowances.

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See you at the Australian Celtic Festival, Glen Innes (Saturday 3 to Sunday 4 May 2014)
All clans that applied have a tent at Glen Innes:
- Clan Buchanan
- Clan Kerr
- Clan Lamont
- Clan McFarlane
- Clan Mcleod
- Clan Donald
- Clan Donnachaidh
- Clan Scott
- Clan Sutherland

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Around the clans
Congratulations to Clan Strachan, which has elected a Clan Commander, an important achievement toward appointing the Clan Chief.
Clan McEwen will be holding a family convention to elect a Clan Commander in June 2014.

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Annual General Meeting - Election Results
The Council's AGM was held on Monday 10 January 2014. The results of the election are shown below.
Thank you to everyone who assists the Council in these roles.
Thank you to retiring members of the committee for their many years of service.
We are proud to announce the election of a new life member, Mr Malcom Broun OAM QC.
The website is being updated with the new contacts.

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Dr Joseph Morrow has been appointed as the new Lord Lyon King of Arms.

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Durie Gathering, Scotland, 27-30 June 2014
Calling all those with names: Durie, Dury, Duree, Durrie, Durry, Dury, Duryea, Dourie, Dowrie. See details below.

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2014 holds significant interest for Scots worldwide with the Battle of Bannockburn 700th anniversary celebrations in June, which is also a part of the year long second Homecoming event.
The Calendar will be update to indicate activities for Scottish Week 2014, incorporating Bannockburn celebrations in Australia, and other events during this period.
In the meantime keep checking the calendar for upcoming events.

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Want to know more about the Australia Tartan or the Scottish Australian flag?
Please go to the FAQs to learn more.

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The University of Sydney has announced the new Sir Warwick Fairfax Professor of Celtic Studies Chair.

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The latest Sydney Society for Scottish History notice is at a link on the calendar page.

The event calendar is now available at the calendar tab above.
The program is now available and will be posted to all SAHC members along with the April newsletter.


Around the Clans
On 11 April 2014, the Clan Strachan Society made history at a Family Convention which was held in Edinburgh at the Royal Scots Club. The meeting concluded with unanimous support for Charles Robert Lund Strachan, Mill of Strachan, Strachan, Aberdeenshire to be the Clan's Commander. Mr. Charles Burnett, the Supervising Officer completed his report and sent his recommendation to the Lord Lyon on Tuesday 15 April. They are awaiting final recognition from the Lord Lyon.

Clan McEwan will be holding their derbhfine to appoint a Clan Commander on 6 June 2014. The Lord Lyon King of Arms has appointed the Honourable Adam Bruce, Marchmont Herald of Arms, to be the Supervising Officer for the MacEwan/Ewing Family Convention.

[21 Apr 2013]

SAHC AGM election results
The Office Bearers elected at the AGM are:
President = Malcolm Buchanan
Deputy President = Nea MacCulloch
Secretary = Susan Cooke
Treasurer = Nea MacCulloch
Senior Vice President = Malcolm Broun OAM QC
Vice President = Barbara Gurney (Annual Souvenir Program Editor)
Vice President = Frank Davidson (Newsletter Editor)
Vice President = Liz Munro (Highland Dancing Coordinator)
Vice President = Sybil Jack (History Convenor and Liaison with SSSH)

Thank you to everyone who assists the Council in these roles.
Thank you to retiring members of the committee for their many years of service. We look forward to seeing you at events.

We are proud to announce the election of a new life member, Mr Malcom Broun OAM QC.

The full list of Committee members appointed will be shown at the COUNCIL tab above.

[11 Feb 2014]

New Lord Lyon King of Arms appointed
Dr Joseph Morrow has been appointed as the new Lord Lyon King of Arms.
Dr Morrow succeeds David Sellar MVO, FSAScot, FRHistS who has held the office of Lord Lyon since 2008.
An advocate, with degrees in Theology and Law, Dr Morrow has been a student of heraldry for more than 30 years.
The appointment was made by the Queen on the recommendation of the First Minister, Alex Salmond.
Source: http://scottishgovernment.presscentre.com/News/New-Lord-Lyon-King-of-Arms-appointed-856.aspx

[18 Jan 2014]

Durie Family Association Gathering, Scotland, 27-30 June 2014
Calling all those with names: Durie, Dury, Duree, Durrie, Durry, Dury, Duryea, Dourie, Dowrie

We want to reach out to all Duries. The First Durie Gathering is to take place next year in Scotland and includes an exciting tour to span 4 days and 3 nights over the weekend 27th-30th June 2014. The aim is to bring Duries together from all over the world and to discover our roots by visiting Durie-related places. For a brief note on the tour visit: http://www.duriefamily.co.uk/news/first-durie-gathering-2014

For more information on the Durie Family Association please visit: www.duriefamily.co.uk
or contact me secretary@duriefamily.co.uk

Yours,
Christian Dewar Durie
Hon. Secretary DFA

[6 Dec 2013]

Sir Warwick Fairfax Professor of Celtic Studies Chair is announced
It is expected that Dr Wooding will arrive in mid January 2014. We look forward to meeting him then.
Click here for detailed information (opens in a new tab/window)

[2 Dec 2013]


Have you seen our Frequently Asked Questions?
We have posted some new information. Have a look at:
1. Australia Tartan
2. Scottish Australian flag
2. [updated] Who can call themselves a "Laird", "Lord" or "Lady"? (About souvenir plots of land scams)
3. Who wears what feathers?
4. Legend of the Saltire
5. Wearing a tartan sash
6. What are the jurisdictions of the heraldic authorities?
7. The galley in Scottish heraldry
8. "Edwin Clement Hosking (1896-1966) - singer, teacher, folklorist" by John Coombs

[7 Dec 2013]



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