Books about Mackintosh families in Australia
Most of these books are out of print or were not commercially printed. However, if copies were deposited by the authors in their local library, you may be able to find a copy via interlibrary loan. If you know of one that is not listed here, please let us know via the contact form.
Donald Mackintosh - He called Greenmount home
by Noel Lipp
Format: Paperback, self published 2011, QLD
Small booklet (48pp) put together by Noel about Donald Mackintosh MLA of Greenmount, QLD. As indicated on the cover: “He selected 80 acres of land opposite the old shop on the Toowoomba-Warwick Road. Part of the late was the first land ever to be ploughed in the district ... he called this selection Greenmount.” Please contact us for details.
Black McIntosh to Gold
by Lois Shepheard
Format: Paperback, commercially printed 2014; ISBN 9 781 922 120 823
Not your usual family history book but rather story set around the family of Hugh McIntosh and Elspeth Jack of Avoch, Ross and Cromarty and the Sutherland girls: Jane and Hughina wives of Alexander and Donald McIntosh and their sister Catherine. Fact and fiction are interwoven with folklore to form a compelling tale of relationships, the trials of life and the hardship of starting again in a foreign country.
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Mackintosh to McIntosh
The Family of Alexander Mackintosh and Mary Heelan, by Neville John McIntosh
Format: Hard cover (maroon and gold), commercially printed 2001; no ISBN
Though the book concentrates on the descendants of Alexander MACKINTOSH and Mary HEELAN, there is short chapter about his brother Keith, who lived in Mt Gambier. The text is an easy to read account of the memories of the family members and their predecessors. Information about related families is included as well as articles about conditions of the time. Photographs, maps and documents are evident but the standard of the scans could be better. At the back there is a section containing descendant charts for each of the children in the main family; the book is indexed.
Kith and Kin of our Clan Davidson, by Gail Chambers and Lydia Davidson
Format: Soft cover (green and gold), commercially printed 1995; ISBN 0 646 25141 4
Concentrates on the Davidson branch (Margaret Thompson McINTOSH (c1844-1917) and Robert Telford DAVIDSON) of the Robert McINTOSH and Susan PATERSON family. At the stage the book was printed, extensive research into the other branches had not been carried out, but it does contain a section on Robert and Susan as well as their daughter Susan MILLAR and son William McINTOSH.
Choc full of facimilies of documents, maps, certificates and photographs. Contains extensive descendent charts and the book is indexed. Well worth tracking down, especially if you are a member of the Davidson branch.
McIntosh Down Under
Scotland to Victoria in a Sailing Ship 1853, by Rex McIntosh
Format: Probably commercially printed c1989; no ISBN
My copy is a photocopy with plastic binding but it appears to be have been printed. It contains memories of their forebears via letters to the author of the family of William McINTOSH and Margaret HUTCHINSON. The book contains copies of certificates and other documents but few photographs. There is a descendant chart in the back and list of those still living as at Easter 1985 when a Reunion of the family was held. Not indexed.
The McIntosh Family of Lanark County, Ontario:
A Genealogy of the McIntosh Family Including Their Forebearers and Descendants, 1796-1988, by John M. Collins
Format: Self published 1988, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
I have not seen this book: It covers the family of Duncan McIntosh son of John McINTOSH and Agnes or Ann DOW who migrated to Lanark County, Canada. Given the date coverage, it probably includes information about his parents and siblings including his brother John who migrated to New South Wales. A second edition of the book was published in 1993 as The McIntosh Family of Lanark County, Ontario: A Genealogy of the McIntosh Family Including Their Forebearers and Descendants, 1796-1991. Although it appears to be out of print, if a copy of either edition was deposited in Australia, it may be available via Interlibrary loan.