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William Afflect from West Weymes ,Fife (1836)1923 )described as "Gundaroo's man of Destiny " Son of Arthur Affleck grocer at Wymess Bay,Fife and Ann Wishart ,emigrated to NSW late OCt 1854 in the ship Nabob with their children William and Mary ,sole survivers of a family of 13 landing at Sydney on 15 Feb.1855.His brother John Wishart (alias Joseph Wiseman) the son of a Fife merchant,had been convicted of forgery in 1839 and sentenced to 14 years transportation to NSW .On obtaining his ticket to leave in July 1846 he took the lease of the OLD HARROW in which he established a store the "Caledonia" and in 1850 added to it a Horse powered Mill at Gundaroo some 18mths later .He was the founder of the Families Fortunes and from the 1860s until about 1900s the Afflecks owned most of the commercial buildings in the Town.