My ancestors were involved with racehorses long before they immigrated to Australia in the early 1800s. Two brothers, Andrew and James Kerr came from Ayeshire, Scotland in 1825. They had been raised on an estate named Wellwood by parents who toiled there as poor tenant farmers. This property was owned by the famous horse owner, the Fifth Duke of Portland.
Recommended CitationBorrow, Doreen, My Ride On An Ozzie Icon, Illawarra Unity - Journal of the Illawarra Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, 2(3), 2000, 5-8.