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Shirley Dunlop Australia Jul 02, 2002
Looking for family.My grandfather JOHN WHITEFORD DUNLOP b. 22nd.March,1879, maybe born at Kilmarnock or Fenwick, the son of Milk-Ayrshire breeder, James Dunlop Esq, J.P., Gree and Ladeside. Gree Farm. James Dunlop had been a tenant farmer before purchasing his own property. He had brothers William and James and two sisters, one may have been Nancy. John did his primary education at Kilmarnock Academy then managed three of his father's farms and acted as butter maker in their creamery. His younger brother eventually took his place and he went to college. John went to Glasgow University,London University College, Dairy School of Scotland and British Dairy Institute. He received the British Dairy Farmers Associations Diploma with medal for top place and the National Diploma with second place.

He held The National Diploma in Dairying
The British Dairy Farmers Diploma
The Junior and Senior Certificate in Dairying of the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Agriculture
Champion Butter-maker of Scotland
Reserve Champion Butter-maker of the World's Contest London 1904
Late Expert to the Highland and Agricultural Society and The Wilts County Council etc etc

In 1904 he was instructor in cheese making for the Wilts County Council. In 1906 he was investigating bacteriology with regard to milk and cheese in the County of Somerset. He then went to Spain to act as advisor to the government re the erection of large milk depots in Spain. John managed the estate of a Senator Trevilla who had a large estate in the North of Spain for a time. He then travelled through Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Ireland and England.
This information comes from his cv on applying for the position of Dairy Commissioner for Queensland, Australia.

References came from JOHN GILCHRIST. Dairy Commisioner and Examiner National Dairy Diploma.
JAMES MOFFAT Chairman West Scotland Dairy Farmers Assoc.
JAMES DUNLOP (no relation) County Councillor for the County of Ayr, Chairman of the School Board, Director of the Scottish Chamber of Agriculture.
PROF. R.J.DRUMMOND Principal, Dairy School of Scotland, Kilmarnock.
PROF. R.P.WRIGHT, Principal, Glasgow Agricultural College, Glasgow.
JOHN SPIER, Dairy Specialist, Glasgow University Examiner, Newton, Glasgow.
JOHN BENSON, National Board Examiner, late Principal, British Dairy Institute, Buxton Dairy, Derby.
W.M. KELLY Proprietor of Kellys Dairies
and many more.

John travelled to different states in Australia
married a Buchanan and had James Buchanan, Jean and Nea. James and Jean now in their 80s are still alive. James had children Roslyn, John and Shirley. (only Shirley is alive). Jean had Sandra, Russell and Janice. Nea had Bruce and Diane. John worked variously as a machinery expert and convenience store proprietor before settling into property at Kuraby, pre-war (outside Brisbane) and growing flowers for sale in his florist shop in the city of Brisbane called Dunlop Florists.He passed away almost 90.

Does anyone know my Pop's family?

Thank you for reading. Any help would be appreciated. Thanking you.
Shirley Dunlop
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