Edward McCALLUM 1804-1892
Jessie McARTHUR c.1825-1906

Ardno, Argyllshire, Scotland; VDL (Tasmania); "Ardno" Strathdownie, S-W Vic.; "Limestone Ridge" Mumbannar, S-W Vic.; Strathdownie & Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Edward McCALLUM b. 1804, Ardno, Lochgilphead, Argyllshire (Arl), Scotland, son of Colin McCALLUM & Isabella McCALLUM. He was an early settler in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) and Port Phillip (Victoria) and became a squatter at "Ardno" Strathdownie in S-W Victoria and a few key events related to his life are...

  • 1832 : arrived in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) from Scotland
  • 1832-41 : manager for James GRANT on his propety "Tullochgoram" in the Fingal Valley, Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania)
  • 1841 : sailed over to Port Phillip from VDL
  • 1842 - travelled back to Scotland
  • 1842 - later in the year returned to Port Phillip with his cousin Duncan McCALLUM
  • 1847-53 : squatter (with cousin Duncan McCALLUM) purchased "Ardno" station from John Wood BEILBY)
  • 1852-53 : travelled back to Scotland and returned with a wife Jessie McARTHUR c.1825-1906, b. Argyllshire, Scotland to Duncan McARTHUR and Mary McGREGOR
  • 1853-62 : squatter "Ardno East" station
  • 1853-70 : squatter "Ardno West" station
  • 1865-70 : squatter "Limestone Ridge" station, Mumbannar, near Dartmoor, S-W Victoria
  • 1869 : daughter Mary Margaret MccALLUM married Malcolm McKINNON of "Mingbool"
  • 1872 : had left "Ardno" Strathdownie by Apr 1872 when he auctioned his furniture
  • 1877 : after 1877 lived with wis widowed daughter Mary Margaret McKINNON
  • 1892 : died at his daughter's residence, Brighton, Melbourne, buried Brighton Cemetery.
  • 1906 : widow Jessie McARTHUR died at Heidelberg, Melbourne, buried Brighton Cemetery, Melbourne.

Edward McCALLUM & Jessie McARTHUR had the following family:

  1. Mary Margaret McCALLUM, b. 1853, "Ardno West" Strathdownie, Vic, d. 1937, England, m. 1869 Malcolm McKINNON ~1820-1877.
  2. Collina Isabella McCALLUM 1855-1924, b. "Ardno" Strathdownie, Vic, d. Albury, NSW, m. James McLELLAN 1844-1913, b. "Ardachy" Branxholme, Vic., of "Cape Wrath" station Macarthur, Vic., died at Drouin, Vic. 8 children 1877-1901 [Jessie, Winifred, John, Edith, Constance, Richard, Margaret and Colin.]
  3. Edith Jessie McCALLUM, b. 1857, "Ardno" Strathdownie, Vic, d. 1934, Melbourne, Vic., m1. Richard CROWE 1858-1886; m2. Malcolm Alexander McLEOD 1868-1942.
  4. Joanna Isabella Elizabeth McCALLUM, b. ~1868, "Ardgarten" Digby, Vic, d. 1921, Melbourne, Vic., m. James McCALLUM 1842-1911, of Mingbool, Kaladbro, Carapook & Melbourne.
    James McCALLUM b. 1842 Inverary, Argyllshire, Scotland, son of Duncan McCALLUM and Mary McCALLUM arrived at Point Henry, Geelong in 1851 on the "Statesman" aged 13y, along with his parents and siblings. He appears to have been at "Ardno West" Station by 1866, which at that time was operated by Edward McCALLUM. It appears James became a selector just over the SA border at Mingbool and later became manager of "Kaladbro" just on the Victorian side of the border. Prior to 1907 James purchased a 476 acre property at Carapook which was a a part of the original "Muntham" Station. He appears to have leased this property in 1907 and retired with his wife and daughter to Melbourne where he died in 1911.
  5. Alice Jemima McCALLUM, b. 1862, Coanyenne Parish, S-W Vic, d. 1947, Melbourne, Vic.
  6. Sarah Katherine McCALLUM, b. 1865, Mumbannar, S-W Vic, d. 1926, Stirling, near Adelaide, SA, m. 1887 at Strathdownie to Henry Wardell MORRIS 1857-1944, son of Thomas Henry MORRIS and Ann HUTCHISON. 1 son Richard 1888-1936.

Links to Pioneer Names at...

Carapook & Muntham : Casterton : Dartmoor : Digby : Hotspur : Merino & Henty : Sandford : Strathdownie : Wando Vale

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