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George Coulthart (1859-1944) of Cummertrees, Scotland and Shoalhaven, Australia
George Coulthart was born on February 25, 1859 near Cummertrees in Dumfries County Scotland. He was the son of Christopher Coulthart (1819-1900), a forester at Kinmount, an estate about one mile north of Cummertrees, and Margaret Graham (1816-1869). George had five brothers and sisters: Nancy, Thomas, Margaret, James (1845-1890) and Christopher (1848-1918). George immigrated from Scotland to the Shoalhaven District on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia in 1881 and plied his trade as a blacksmith. His betrothed Amelia Jane Burgess followed in 1885 and they married the day after her arrival in Sydney. They settled at Numbaa (a rural area about 10 km from Nowra) where they established a dairy farm (see photo above right), which is today owned and operated by Bruce and Jeanice Coulthart and their son Christopher. George and Amelia had eight children: John (1888-1963), Christopher (1888-1971), William (1889-1964), James (1891-1962), Amelia (1893-1962), George Graham (1897-1963), Margaret (1902-1966) and Clyde (1905-1908). George's older brother James, immigrated to Victoria, New South Wales, Australia in 1888. George died on July 7, 1944.
The Children of George Coulthart and Amelia Burgess
John Stronach Coulthart (1888-1963) married Anne Margaret Lamond and they had five children: George David (1923), Heather Josephine "Josie" (1924), John Stronach (1927-1948), Douglas Murdoch (1928) and Barbara Enid (1929).
Christopher Coulthart (1888-1971) married Olive Evelyn Saunders and they had two children by adoption: Stanley Cleve (1925) and Ruth.
William Burgess Coulthart (1889-1964) married Kathleen Aldous. William and Kathleen had five children: Mary (1922), Betty (1923), Joan (1924), William (1926-1976) and Kathleen (1929-1971).
James Coulthart (1891-1962) married Irene Ganderton and they had three children: Jean Amelia (1915), Clive Thomas (1920) and Mavis. (1922)
Amelia Coulthart (1893-1962) married Jack MacKay and they had four children: Angus, John Burgess (1924), Kenneth (1928) and Nancy Allison.
George Graham Coulthart (1897-1963) was born in Shoalhaven. He married Mary Ann (Marie) Evison on March 28, 1925 and they had four children: John Graham (1926), Donald Leslie (1928-1990), Marie Georgina (1932) and Bruce Melville (1938).
Margaret Coulthart (1902-1986) married William Redvers "Ref" Evison and they had three children: William Clyde (1928), Margaret Jean (1931) and Robert Redvers.
Clyde Coulthart (1905-1908)
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The photo on left is another view of the Coulthart dairy farm in Numbaa. The photo on right is of the Camberwarra Mountains.
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