I don't know how I came across your query of October 9, 2008 However if you are still around I too am researching these McCraes. You have Colin dying in Daylesford Vic in 1883 which was a good fit with his wife then going to WA about 1884. However the death cert I received gives his children as Donald and others, none of whom are the Arabella, Catherine, Daniel, Alexander, Colin, John, Donald and George who are the children of the Colin I am interested in. Admittedly the informant is a senior constable but why name any children if not certain. My other dead end is the birth and/or death of Colin and Catherine's son George. I cannot pick these events up anywhere. How did you source George dying in 1901 in British Columbia? Would love to know.