This society was founded in the 1950's following the visit of the Chief, Dame Flora MacLeod of MacLeod. The foundation president was Bruce D MacLeod of Neutral Bay who was the inaugural National Coordinator of the CMS in Australia for many decades. Bruce, as a Talisker MacLeod, wrote the book Everyone has a Granny Called MacLeod and has published a detailed geneaology of the MacLeods of Talisker. The society has a major role in Scottish affairs in New South Wales, an annual clan picnic and church parade at St Stephen's church, picnics and gatherings in rural areas of the state as well as occasional functions in the National capital of Canberra. They have a Clan MacLeod Pipe Band, which wears the green MacLeod of Dunvegan and Harris Tartan. Pipe Major is Ron Clement. The Sydney Maritime Museum exhibits a wonderfully restored clipper ship, which goes under the name of the James Craig, but she was formerly named the Clan MacLeod. This magnificent vessel lies in the famous Darling Harbour near the Pyrmont Bridge and the Australian National Maritime Museum. President Peter MacLeod produces a very fine newsletter every quarter, which is well illustrated with images of local and international clan activities.
Enquiries should be sent to the following contacts:
Peter MacLeod, 19 Viewpoint Drive, Toukley, New South Wales 2263
Phone: 61 2 4397 3161
Neil McLeod, 2 Neerim Close, Berowra, NSW 2081Phone 61 2 9456 1446 (e-mail email@example.com).
Wendy MacLeod, at the same contact address details as the President
Rod McLeod, 62 Menzies Road, Eastwood, NSW 2122 Phone 61 2 9869 2659.