The people on this page are featured because Ihave a lot of information on them and/or I have researched them in some depth, or they are interesting for other reasons.
- John Hill from unexceptional beginnings became a top man at GMH.
- Mary Leonard an immigrant to South Australia, but when widowed returned home..
- George Darby broke the mold of his farming forebears to become an engineer.
- Patty Miller was a paragon of the church, family and community.
- George Leonard Darby is notable due to his long and seemingly contented life.
- Euphemia Scott Gibb was an educator in both Scotland and Tasmania..
- Henry Hugh Hill was driven and ambitious, but ultimatly unsuccessful.
- Emma Frances Baker was a colonial poet who died young.
- Donald Nicholson abandoned his first family but found success in Tasmania.
- Martha Ashpole a woman wronged (and what she did about it).
- Hec Willson was a medical officer at Cowes POW camp during the break-out
- Margery Jean Smith a socialite, painter and loving grandmother - but a disinterested mother.
- John Speller Wright exemplary South Australian public servant
- Mary Alberta MacCallum Bourke - a central member of a very close family
- Don Bourke - super-salesman, extrovert and hospital benefactor
- Sarah Taylor(?) - journeys to Australia alone at age 74, survives shipwreck
- Thomas Lipson the first naval officer for South Australia.
- Margaret Brown - a Scotswoman who married and died in Australia
- Gyle Bourke an injured soldier in the Great War
- Violet Barbara Cheyne - loved grandmother who survived her husband by 40 years
- Michael Bourke a publican who died young of alcohol poisoning.
- Maria Holmes - an Irishwoman who died in a Sydney asylum
- Thomas Darby a farmer who became a South Australian patriarch.
- Catherine Jane Iles Fooks a schoolmistress who came to Australia
- Thomas Miller a Manchester cotton-mill manager.
- Donald Nicholson a boat builder who died far from the ocean.
- Donald Nicholson son of a fisherman, became managing editor of the New York Tribune
- William Holmes was an Irish and Sydney Police Inspector.
- Peter Harold Drew court-martialled; exhonorated 60 years later.
- Edward Knight Baker a missionary in Madagascar, Mauritious and South Australia.
- James McShane an incorrigible Glasgow joiner always in trouble with the law.
- Walter Thomas Smith a lighthouse keeper, who for one brief moment, was a hero.
The following is a selection of those who undertook military service: