It's lovely to hear from you and I have quite a lot of information about our Hepburn family.
I don't know much about the Boer War, I think he may have been a bit young (I will look into it) but the connection to the Gold Rush is right and you can add Bigamy, Bankruptcy and Illegitimacy to that, it's a fascinating part of the family. I will send you everything I have, my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
if you want to contact me.
I would love to know anything you can add from your end, as soon as they left Scotland it became much more difficult for me to follow them.
I am looking forward to hearing from you