Robert Milliken of Sydney Australia, grandson of James Milliken and Helena Hill, made a visit to the Islandmagee in 1997.
The following are selected photos of Robert's visit, featuring in particular, Robin McIlwain and his family and one of the homesteads said to be occupied by young James Milliken and his family before James emigrated to Australia in the early 1800's.
Milliken family gravestone located at the Parish Church of St. John, Church of Ireland, Islandmagee showing James Milliken 1802 - 1865. The inscription reads:
JAMES ,MILLIKEN, Ballymoney, Islandmagee, who departed this life 26th feb 1885 aged 83 years. Also his wife ELIZA (MILLER) MILLIKEN, who died 31 Jan 1910 aged 65 years. Also his daughter MARTHA, who died 27 Jan 1910 aged 47 years. Also his son ALEXANDER, who died 3rd June 1915 aged 60 years. And HILDA WILMELMINA, a daughter of ........
Robin McIlwain, wife Doris and daughters Nora and Olga outside their home on Islandmagee in 1997
Robin McIIwain in 1961
Robert Milliken photographed on Islandmagee near old farm buildings on the McIlwain farm at The Point
A homestead building where James Milliken is believed to have spent his younger days before emigrating to Australia in the 1880's
Parish Church of St. John, Church of Ireland, Islandmagee
Marghermorne, Islandmagee, the name selected by James Milliken and his family at Darawank NSW Australia, to name the new homestead built adjacent to the Darawank River in the early 1900's
A David Milliken and Robert Milliken Production 2003