Clan Campbell Society

Most of the Clan Campbell Societies, world-wide, are members of an umbrella organization under direct control of the Chief and called the Federation of Clan Campbell Societies.

This was originally created to enable the Societies to use heraldic arms as granted to the Chief by the Lord Lyon King of Arms in Scotland for the Federation. This was necessary since in Scotland there is no such thing as "Clan arms".

The Boar's Head at the top of the device is the Clan Badge. It is the Crest of the Chief of the Clan Campbell and part of his Coat of Arms. The Boar's Head surrounded by a Buckle signifies a Clan member. Only the Chief may use the Boar's Head standing alone.

The arms (or shield) is worn as a badge by Society members. It is described in heraldic terms as Gyronny of Eight, Or and Sable (divided in eight sections of gold and black). On it, the global extent of Clan Campbell Societies, and the links which bind them together are represented by the world surrounded by a chain, both in silver.




The border is the motto Ne Obliviscaris, Forget Not.
The Shield at the bottom of the device is the Arms of the Federation of Clan Campbell Societies, the Australian Society forms part of the Federation of Clan Campbell Societies, a Society Noble in the Noblesse of Scotland. Ours is one of the few Clan Societies to be so recognised by the Lyon Court of Scotland and to have received a grant of arms.

There are Clan Campbell Societies in Australia, in several parts of Canada, Britain, 
               New Zealand.
               and Northern America.

The Clan Campbell Society state branches in Australia are autonomous but are connected through the Australian Campbell Federation.

The current (2018) Australian Executive is:
President: Barbara Gurney
Secretary: Malcolm Rothe
Treasurer: Bob Morrison

Genealogists are Jo Richardson
and Barbara Gurney

State contects are:
Judy Campbell SA Email: campbelljr(at)
Malcolm Rothe NSW Email: myrothe(at)
Margaret Vallance Qld Email:
All other states contact NSW.


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