I'm looking for any information on Colin and Catherine McCrae, and their family, of Melbourne/Yarra, Victoria. The first reference I can find for them is the 1841 Census of NSW in which they are listed as living in Port Philip with at least three children - one of their daughters was aged under two years at this time and not born in Victoria suggesting they may have arrived around 1839. I have had no luck with shipping records to prove this. Colin also appears in early directories of Port Philip - one from 1841 records him as living at McCrae’s Ponds, Yarra Yarra, Melbourne, and another around this time records him as milkman of Batman’s Swamp. One of their children was Catherine McCrae, born 1842, Melbourne; she later married William Royse in 1869, Melbourne, and they immigrated to New Zealand where they lived in Dunedin and Christchurch. I have plenty of information on their lives in NZ. Other possible children of Catherine and Colin McCrae are Annabella (born 1841, Melbourne), Daniel Stodhart McCrae (born 1845, Melbourne), and Colin (born 1850, South Yarra). I have searched birth, death, marriage records on the Dept of Justice of Victoria and the New South Wales BDM registry and can find birth records but no death records. I would appreciate hearing from anyone linked to this family or who can add to this information.