Helen Patricia Cameron1

F
     Helen Patricia Cameron was the daughter of William Justin Beauchamp Cameron and Elizabeth Patricia Cameron.1 Helen Patricia Cameron died unmarried.1

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 8.

Isabella Harriett Cameron

F, b. 19 July 1845, d. 3 January 1921
     Isabella Harriett Cameron was born on 19 July 1845 in Sheldon House, Berbice, British Guiana. She was the daughter of Donald Charles Cameron and Margaret Anne Moore. Isabella Harriett Cameron travelled on 16 October 1853 to Melbourne, Australia; on the S.S. Great Britain.1 She married James Crombie, son of David Guillan Crombie and Janet Campbell (Jessie) Webster, on 1 December 1869 in the Presbyterian Church, Springsure, Queensland.2 Isabella Harriett Cameron died on 3 January 1921 in Oriel. Oriel Road, Clayfield, Queensland, at the age of 75.

Children of Isabella Harriett Cameron and James Crombie

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 16.
  2. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.

James Cameron1

M
     James Cameron was the son of Donald Charles Cameron and Margaret Anne Moore.1 James Cameron died in Victoria in infancy.1

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 8.

James Thomas Cameron1

M, b. 20 December 1865
     James Thomas Cameron was born on 20 December 1865 in Bracadale, Inverness.2 He was the son of Capt. Donald Colin Cameron and Jane Macdonald.1

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 27.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950.

Jane Cameron1

F, b. 1854
     Jane Cameron was born in 1854 in Native Creek, Australia.1 She was the daughter of Donald Charles Cameron and Margaret Anne Moore.1 Jane Cameron died in infancy.1

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 18.

Jane Anne (Jeanie?) Cameron1,2

F, b. 24 April 1872
     Jane Anne (Jeanie?) Cameron was born on 24 April 1872 in Bracadale, Inverness.2 She was the daughter of Capt. Donald Colin Cameron and Jane Macdonald.1

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 27.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950.

Janet Margaret Cameron1

F, b. 2 January 1869
     Janet Margaret Cameron was born on 2 January 1869 in Bracadale, Inverness.1 She was the daughter of Capt. Donald Colin Cameron and Jane Macdonald.1

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950.

Jean Catherine Orr Cameron1

F, b. 9 December 1913, d. 23 May 1996
     Jean Catherine Orr Cameron was born on 9 December 1913.1 She was the daughter of Garfield Cameron and Michael ? Mabel Sissons.2 Jean Catherine Orr Cameron married Robert Lundy Grout, son of James Bell Lundy Grout and Helen Buell Kinney, on 14 August 1937 in St. Paul's Church, Knowlton, Québec.2 Jean Catherine Orr Cameron died on 23 May 1996 at the age of 82.1

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967. Knowlton (Anglican Church), 1937.

Jephson Beauchamp Cameron1,2

M, b. 1911, d. 1989
     Jephson Beauchamp Cameron was born in 1911.2 He was the son of Allan Ewan Cameron and Beatrice Katharine Huband-Smith.1 Jephson Beauchamp Cameron died in 1989.2

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 8.
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.icr.com.au/~mcameron/

John Cameron

M, b. 1773, d. 30 April 1853
     John Cameron was born in 1773 in Dawnie, Kilmany. He was the son of Donald Charles Cameron and (unknown) Cameron of Letterfinlay. Enlisted in the Cameron Highlanders, he then purchased a commission. He was stationed for a time with the garrison on Jersey, where his two eldest sons were born. Later he retired and took a lease of the farm of Lundavra in Lochaber and subsequently of Lianassie in Kintail. The Australian Dictionary of Biography notes that he was with the 79th Highlanders at Waterloo.1,2,3 John Cameron married Isabella Kennedy. John Cameron died on 30 April 1853 in Lianassie, Kintail.2

Children of John Cameron and Isabella Kennedy

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 27.
  2. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 18.
  3. [S92] Various Editors, Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol. 7. p 532/3.

John Cameron1

M, b. 13 March 1847, d. 29 June 1914
     John Cameron was born on 13 March 1847 in Berbice, British Guiana.2 He was the son of Donald Charles Cameron and Margaret Anne Moore.1 John Cameron married his first wife Sarah Annie Lodge, daughter of Oliver Lodge, on 18 April 1877 at St. John's Church, Mudgee, New South Wales.3,4 John Cameron married Louise Christine Heussler, daughter of Hon. J.C. Heussler, on 27 December 1899 in Maida Hill Presbyterian Church.5 John Cameron died on 29 June 1914 at the age of 67 After a long illness Cameron died of intestinal neoplasm at his home Avoca, Albion, Brisbane. He was buried in the Toowong cemetery with ceremonies befitting an elder of the Presbyterian Church and the chief of the Caledonian and Burns clubs.6

John was educated at Scotch College, Melbourne, and at Geelong Church of England Grammar School, where 'I never did any good beyond being a good fighter'. He began work as a jackeroo in 1859; in 1861-63, with the Crombie brothers, the Camerons and their flocks pushed northwest from Inverell, New South Wales, to Barcaldine, Queensland. After eighteen months at Barcaldine Downs, John became overseer of Alice Downs and subsequently manager of Wilby. When the Camerons, Crombies, T. S. Mort J. T. Allan and Herbert Garrett formed a partnership embracing an empire of seven huge runs, John entered the firm. The partnership was dissolved in 1877 but he retained, with his brother-in-law James Crombie, Kensington Downs and Greenhills. The agreement with Crombie disintegrated in 1881 and Cameron and his mother kept Kensington Downs of 625 square miles (1619 km2), 62 miles (100 km) north-east of Longreach. He lived there until 1891 when he retired to Brisbane.

Cameron was more a representative of the second phase of Queensland pastoral pioneering, when capital and managerial skill generally superseded physical endurance, luck and personal persistence as prerequisites for survival. Yet he experienced many early vicissitudes and hardships which shortened his life: he once spent several days in the branches of a gum (a marooned pastoral mariner) during a terrible Dawson River flood. He took pains to avoid the homicidal problems of squatter-Aboriginal confrontation.

Cameron's 'peculiar' attitudes towards Chinese labour - 'He has always contended that the Chinese gardener or cook is unnecessary and Kensington Downs has been always for a White Australia' - blunted Labor opposition to both his person and his business interests. Cameron, whose hospitality, courtesy and essential fairness demonstrated both his generous tolerance and strong personality, survived long enough to receive the respect of western Labor politicians who had sprung from the same genre. George Kerr remarked in 1904: 'The member poses, and has a right to pose, as a good and kind employer'. In 1891, however, Cameron had fulminated that 'in the fight for a principle (free contract) he was prepared to lose every sheep that he possessed'.

On 15 April 1889 Cameron convened a meeting of employers at Barcaldine 'to consider the advisableness of forming a Union for the prevention of strikes and the amicable settlement of disputes which may arise'. This body subsequently became the Central Queensland Pastoral Employers' Association: Cameron was its president in 1893-1908. On an intercolonial level he helped organize, co-ordinate and direct the pastoralists' campaign against the labour thrust of the 1890s, an activity which quietly paralleled, and historically may well have been as effective as, the 'new unions' and the colonial Labor parties. In 1897-1908 he was president of the United Pastoralists' Association of Queensland during a critical period of labour, economic and climatic problems.

Helping the conservative coalition pick up the pieces following the Queensland National Bank disasters (he served as pastoral valuer and consultant to the 1896-97 committee, which revealed unpalatable truths), Cameron became part of that brief revival and consolidation of Queensland quasi-capitalism which followed the depression of the 1890s, when he was hard hit. He was wise enough to avoid purchasing pastoral freeholds: 'I would sell land to anybody who would be fool enough to buy it', he declared in 1904, 'I do not own an acre in Western Queensland; and I do not wish to own any'. But he was forced to rely heavily on bank and agency credit: in 1896 he mortgaged Kensington Downs's 113,117 sheep to Dalgety's the Mercantile Bank and the Commercial Bank of Australia.

Cameron survived the depression, only to suffer a serious set-back during the great drought and wool-price slump of 1900-02. Yet his probity, political influence and individual solvency enabled him to replace the old, discredited entrepreneurs as chairman of Morehead Ltd, and as a director of the Queensland National Bank, the Darling Downs and Western Lands Co., the Queensland Meat Export and Agency Co. Ltd, the Union Trustee Co. and the Alliance Insurance Co.

Elected to the Legislative Assembly for Mitchell in 1893 as a central separationist, free trader and stern retrenches, Cameron used his qualities of honesty, shrewdness and even temper to influence coalition ministers. Declining office, he worked for the pastoral interest behind the scenes. He spoke infrequently but always to the point, preferring to argue the pastoralists' case for effective wage-reduction and voluntary arbitration in public, while privately urging the government to smash the shearing strikes of 1891 and 1894. These tactics were successful and Cameron never attracted the opprobrium heaped on Tozer and Sir Samuel Griffith

His defeat by Labor candidates in 1896 (Mitchell) and 1899 (Barcoo) signified that the squatters' position was now electorally hopeless in western Queensland. Having declared publicly in 1895 that 'I have never believed in the principle of one man one vote, and nothing will ever convince me that men should have equal voting rights', he was clearly an anachronism. But he remained undaunted. Deeply disturbed by the pastoral industry's plight, Cameron re-entered parliament for Brisbane North in 1901 and, with his co-member E. B. Forrest, was never seriously challenged. Ill health compelled his retirement in February 1908.

A staunch Philp adherent, he was prepared to be flexible if it would help the pastoralists. By 1905 he was even conceding the right of women as well as pastoral workers to vote, although the idea of an income tax remained particularly obnoxious. Cameron never denied that he entered parliament as a squatters' delegate to retrieve a disastrous situation. Parliament, he said, 'must revive the great primary industries of the State so that all else would flourish'.'The city', he declared in 1904, 'was only the great emporium, the great mart where primary products were distributed, where buyer and seller most easily met. Without a prosperous back-country, the city would languish'. Most Queenslanders agreed with him. Although he failed to extend pastoral leases and revise pastoral classifications in the Pastoral Holdings New Leases Act of 1901, Cameron worked for thirty amendments in a bill of sixteen clauses. His tactics succeeded in extracting from the government more generous provisions than they were initially prepared to concede. In 1902 he effectively used the Queensland financial lobby in London and skilfully conducted a model campaign that generated light for the squatters rather than heat amongst the politicians. This was his apogee. The (Sir Arthur) Morgan ministry was less sympathetic. In March 1904, replying to Cameron's presentation of a memorial by 400 leading squatters pleading for further relief, Morgan was unsympathetic and allowed only some minor concessions.

Cameron visited Japan for his health in 1906 and never again spoke in the assembly. His political career concluded on a bizarre note which indicated that the shape of Queensland politics had decisively altered. In 1905 he had published the text of a land tax bill in the Daily Mail, alleging that he had found it on the floor of a room in Parliament House. It is probable that the text had been leaked to Cameron, whose desire to injure a Liberal government and defeat a land tax momentarily got the better of him. The tactic backfired and the conservative rump of a dozen or so members was tactically outmanoeuvred by the government. Cameron's declining health had undoubtedly affected his judgment.

Children of John Cameron and Sarah Annie Lodge

Child of John Cameron and Louise Christine Heussler

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 27.
  2. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 18.
  3. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 12.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, The Brisbane Courier, 1 May 1877.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, The Queenslander, 6 January 1900.
  6. [S92] Various Editors, Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol. 7. p 532/3.
  7. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 7.

John Cameron1

M
     John Cameron was the son of John Cameron and Sarah Annie Lodge.1 John Cameron married Clarice May McAlister on 4 June 1908 in Marathon, Queensland.2

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 7.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Queensland Figaro, 18 June 1908.

John Cameron M.D.1

M, d. 29 January 1857
     John Cameron M.D. was the son of John Cameron and Isabella Kennedy.1 John Cameron M.D. died on 29 January 1857 in New Amsterdam, Berbice, British Guiana, of yellow fever.2

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 27.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Glasgow Herald, 16 Mar 1857.

Kenneth Beauchamp Cameron1

M
     Kenneth Beauchamp Cameron was the son of William Justin Beauchamp Cameron and Elizabeth Patricia Cameron.1 Kenneth Beauchamp Cameron. Grazier. He married Eileen Mary Hooper on 15 April 1915 in Indooroopilly.2 In July 1943 Kenneth Beauchamp Cameron and Eileen Mary Hooper was living in Thallon, Queensland.3

Children of Kenneth Beauchamp Cameron and Eileen Mary Hooper

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 8.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Queensland Figaro, 24 April 1915.
  3. [S49] CWGC.

Margaret Anne Cameron1

F, b. 11 December 1850, d. 20 December 1885
     Margaret Anne Cameron was born on 11 December 1850 in Berbice, British Guiana.2 She was the daughter of Donald Charles Cameron and Margaret Anne Moore.1 Margaret Anne Cameron married William Crombie, son of David Guillan Crombie and Janet Campbell (Jessie) Webster, on 22 July 1874 in the Presbyterian Church, Ipswich, Queensland.1 Margaret Anne Cameron died on 20 December 1885 in Greenhills, Muttaburra, Queensland, at the age of 35 and buried in Greenhills Graveyard.1,3

Children of Margaret Anne Cameron and William Crombie

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 18.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Fife, Scotland, Cupar Library Newspaper Index Cards, 1833-1987 in East Fife Record, 2 April 1886, p. 2.

Margaret Anne Cameron1

F, b. say September 1884, d. 21 January 1886
     Margaret Anne Cameron was born say September 1884. She was the daughter of Donald Charles Kennedy Cameron and Adelaide Arabella Annette Cameron.1 Margaret Anne Cameron died on 21 January 1886 in Uanda "aged 1 year and 9 months."2

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 9.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, The Brisbane Courier, 8 February 1886.

Margaret Moore (Meta) Cameron1

F, b. 6 November 1883
     Margaret Moore (Meta) Cameron was born on 6 November 1883 in Queensland.2 She was the daughter of William Justin Beauchamp Cameron and Elizabeth Patricia Cameron.1 Margaret Moore (Meta) Cameron married Hugh Garratt Foster-Barham on 3 September 1903 in Toowoomba, Queensland.3

Children of Margaret Moore (Meta) Cameron and Hugh Garratt Foster-Barham

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 8.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Darling Downs Gazette, 5 September 1903.

Maria Grace Cameron1

F
     Maria Grace Cameron was the daughter of Donald Charles Cameron of Barcaldine.1 Maria Grace Cameron married James Archibald Campbell of Inveraw on 4 September 1844 in St. John's Episcopal Chapel, Edinburgh.1

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, Perthshire Advertiser, 12 September 1844.

Mary Johannah Cameron1

F, b. 24 June 1867
     Mary Johannah Cameron was born on 24 June 1867 in Bracadale, Inverness.2 She was the daughter of Capt. Donald Colin Cameron and Jane Macdonald.1

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 27.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950.

Mary Mciver Cameron1

F, b. 17 January 1827
     Mary Mciver Cameron was born on 17 January 1827 in Glenelg, Inverness.1 She was the daughter of Ewen Cameron and Mary McIver.1

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950.

Percival Lodge Cameron1

M, b. 1 November 1882, d. 24 June 1940
     Percival Lodge Cameron was born on 1 November 1882 in Queensland.2 He was the son of John Cameron and Sarah Annie Lodge.1 Percival Lodge Cameron married Margaret Helena Isabella Hardie on 28 February 1912 in Queensland.3 Percival Lodge Cameron died on 24 June 1940 in Queensland at the age of 57.4

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 12.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, Australia Death Index, 1787-1985.

Richard Beauchamp Cameron1

M, d. 24 December 1941
     Richard Beauchamp Cameron was the son of Kenneth Beauchamp Cameron and Eileen Mary Hooper.1 Richard Beauchamp Cameron died on 24 December 1941 missing, believed killed whilst serving in the R.A.A.F. as a Sergeant-Pilot during the Battle of Britain.1 He was commemorated in 1953 on Panel 62. Runnymede Memorial.2

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 8.
  2. [S49] CWGC.

Vera Annie Cameron1

F
     Vera Annie Cameron was the daughter of John Cameron and Sarah Annie Lodge.1 Vera Annie Cameron died unmarried.1

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 7.

Westgarth Moore Cameron1

M, b. 31 October 1900, d. 3 December 1900
     Westgarth Moore Cameron was born on 31 October 1900 in Queensland.2 He was the son of John Cameron and Louise Christine Heussler.1 Westgarth Moore Cameron died on 3 December 1900.3

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 7.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Australia Death Index, 1787-1985.

William Beauchamp Cameron1,2

M, b. circa 1917, d. 2 July 1943
     William Beauchamp Cameron was born circa 1917.2 He was the son of Kenneth Beauchamp Cameron and Eileen Mary Hooper.1 William Beauchamp Cameron died on 2 July 1943 in Australia missing, believed killed whilst serving in the R.A.A.F as a Flight Sergeant.2,3 He is commemorated on the Sydney Memorial for those with no known grave.2

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 8.
  2. [S49] CWGC.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Courier-Mail, 5 August 1943.

William Henry Moore Cameron1

M, b. 1861, d. December 1916
     William Henry Moore Cameron was born in 1861.2 He was the son of Donald Charles Cameron and Margaret Anne Moore.1 William Henry Moore Cameron died in December 1916 in Newport News, Virginia, from pneumonia whilst en-route from London to New Zealand on the British steamer Rotorrua. He had been to London on business conected with supplying the British Government with beef.3

Child of William Henry Moore Cameron

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 9.
  2. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 20.
  3. [S160] New York Times, December 7, 1916.

William Justin Beauchamp Cameron1

M, d. before 1937
     William Justin Beauchamp Cameron married Elizabeth Patricia Cameron, daughter of Donald Charles Cameron and Margaret Anne Moore.1 William Justin Beauchamp Cameron died before 1937.2

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 8.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, The Telegraph (Brisbane), 7 April 1937.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Telegraph (Brisbane), 16 February 1937.
  4. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 9.

William Stephan Beauchamp Cameron1

M, b. 29 May 1897
     William Stephan Beauchamp Cameron was born on 29 May 1897 in Queensland.1 He was the son of William Justin Beauchamp Cameron and Elizabeth Patricia Cameron.2

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922.
  2. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 9.

[5 daughters] Cameron1

F
     [5 daughters] Cameron was the daughter of Donald Charles Cameron and (unknown) Cameron of Letterfinlay.1

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 27.

[son] Cameron1

M, b. 28 February 1874
     [son] Cameron was born on 28 February 1874 in Bracadale, Inverness.1 He was the son of Capt. Donald Colin Cameron and Jane Macdonald.1

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950.