The Australian edition of “MacFarlane’s Lantern” was first published in Queensland in May 1980 by Julian Millar, the Australian representative for the Clan MacFarlane Society of U.S.A.and Canada. Interest in forming an Australian Society gathered momentum after the Orange Highland Gathering in 1983 and the first official meeting took place in November of that year in New South Wales.
Over the years the Society has grown from strength to strength with members in Victoria, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania as well as overseas. Our members are kept in touch by our quarterly newsletter. Edited by Malcolm Lobban, a real Scot who knows the MacFarlane lands and history well, its articles are keenly read by those seeking to learn more about their ancestry.
Today, this website, together with our Facebook page www.facebook.com/macfarlaneaustralia further improves the line of communication.