Emigrant Stories

Life stories of individuals or families that emigrated from Coll and settled in the British mainland or in overseas countries.
New entries are welcome at any time.

To download an entry click on its No. in the table below.

No. Year Outline Source
1. 1835 Pastoral Pioneers: The Campbell Brothers. The stories of Neil, Alexander and Archibald Campbell of Coll who were pioneer farmers in Tasmania and Victoria in the early 1800s. The Australasian (Melbourne, Victoria)
2. 1847 Newspaper reports of Colin Campbell, formerly of Caolis, Coll, now resident in Australia, visiting Scotland and liaising with the Duke of Argyll to re-home destitute tenants in Canada or Australia. (After prospering in Australia, Colin Campbell purchased three Scottish estates: Achnacloich in Lorne and Caolis and Cornaig in Coll - see 3.) Melbourne Argus (Victoria, Australia);
Port Philip Gazette and Settler's Journal (Victoria, Australia)
3. 1895 A Scottish Cattle and Sheep Station records the visit from Australia of Colin Campbell Buchanan, grandson of Colin Campbell (2), to his estate of Caolis, Coll. The article notes the compassion of the grandfather, Colin Campbell, in allowing families evicted from the central part of Coll to resettle in his Cornaig estate. Geelong Advertiser (Victoria, Australia)