I am interested in finding further details of the two MacIver families that lived at 25 North Tolsta.Being a newbie, I don't know the best way to present what I have to date so please bear with me - most information has been sourced from 1891 and 1901 census or articles in the Nth Tolsta Historical Society or from information supplied by Nth Tolsta Historical Society.
Family 1: Alexander MacIver m. Catherine nee MacIver 1 Dec 1881 Alexander's parents F. Roderick, M. Elizabeth (Bessie) nee MacIver Catherines parents F. John MacIver, m Mary nee Murray. Their children: John - RNR Chief Carpenter married Elizabeth nee MacIver of Laxdale - moved to Liverpool.If I've got it right he had a son Roderick RNR Killed May, 1917 when his ship struck a mine. Murdo - RNR married Margaret Mackay (2), daughter of Donald Mackay. Alexander - Fitter Corporal 4th DAC - Australians (my man) immigrated to Australia 1908 Roderick - RFA 2nd Lieutenant (also my man) immigrated to Australia 1908 Mary -married John MacDonald (32) they had no children. Angus - married Mary MacIver (38) 4/3/1927 - I believe they have a daughter Anne married to Alick Graham, 19A Upper Coll, Back. Also listed on the 1891 census is Evander brother to Alexander (firstmentioned) living at the same household, I have no further detail of him. and also living in the same household in the 1891 & 1901 census was Annie - sister to Alexander (firstmentioned).
2nd Family at 25 possibly B North Tolsta: Angus MacIver married Isabella Their children: Murdo - RN Lieutenant Commander - no further detail. Angus Angus - one of these Angus' served with NZ was invalided and died NZ - no further detail. Evander - No further detail. Roderick - Australians France & Gallipoli.If I'm right, I think he married Catherine nee MacIver schoolteacher at Nth Tolsta, and she returned with him to Australia.
Would love to fill in the gaps between then and now, my Aunty who is the daughter of Alexander Junior of family No: 1 would love to hear stories of her dad's and uncle's past, and connections to the present.We wonder how two brothers from a remote island of Scotland could end up in a remote, hot dusty, featureless central queenland outback town????