Scots of Victoria

Clan Chisholm Society - Australia Branch


Tony Morrison        email: tonygmorrison

Vice President

Bruce Chisholm     email: brucechisholm

Vice President

Philip Chisholm      email: philipchisholm


Kim Polley OAM     email: kimpolley


Alistair Thompson  email: alistairthompson



The Clan Chisholm Society began in Australia in 1954. Miriam Chisholm, of “Kippilaw”, Goulburn, NSW was the founder of the Society here, having joined the Society in Scotland.


We hold our AGM in a different state each year. During this time, the members will also visit local places of interest to the Chisholm Clan and meet members from that state. We like to participate in Highland Gatherings around Australia. A newsletter is produced for members twice yearly.


We are keen to grow our DNA database to enable members to find their Chisholm cousins throughout the world. Members are encouraged to not only take Family Tree DNA’s Y-DNA and mtDNA tests but also the autosomal test called Family Finder. The Clan provides some assistance with interpretation of the results. We participate in the Chisholm Project at Family Tree DNA.
We also encourage interested people to view the Forum (Chisholm Genealogies International Forum –

( which provides a wealth of information about Chisholm matters. It is open to the public.


International Clan Chisholm Society

Scots of Victoria