Welcome to the Clan Munro Association
of Australia & New Zealand
Welcome to all of our Clan Munro Australia & New Zealand members and prospective members to our new website. The Munro Clan is a very old and proud clan from the Highlands of Scotland. Over our history we have produced many famous and notable clan members not only from Scotland but all over the world. These members were involved in many fields such as medicine, science, engineering and the arts.
The Australian & New Zealand Association is a branch of the Scottish Association which was founded in 1937 by Captain Donald John Munro, R.N. of Foulis. Other branches are in the USA, Canada and France. Membership is open to people of the various forms of the name Munro together with their setts. These are enumerated in later pages.
It is also important that people with different surnames but with Munro ancestry join our association and of course are most welcome. Spouses can join at a reduced fee from the main member. We would particularly encourage younger people to join the association and to this end we will be using sources of social media.
Membership is very important to keep people updated as to what is happening with the Munro Clan at home and abroad. Hopefully, one day through our DNA program we will have the ability to get closer to our roots which will probably surprise all of us.
Clan Munro Crest
The Munro badge, as depicted here, with a rampant golden eagle, leather belt with buckle and the clan motto is able to be worn by all members of the clan and is known as “The Clansman’s Badge”. When used in stationery, it should have a banner underneath explaining the use. For example “Clan Munro Association Australia & New Zealand”
The eagle is common in heraldry but the Munro Chiefs are unusual in having eagles for charge on the shield, crest and supporters. This may derive from a play on the name of their lands ‘Foulis’ and “fowls of the air”.
Shown below is the Personal Arms of Munro of Foulis, Chief of Clan Munro and can only be used by our Chief, Hector Munro of Foulis. It cannot be reproduced without our Chief’s authority.
Plant badges are also associated with clans, and may be worn in the bonnet or lapel; the origin of these is also obscure but they may have been used as a form of identification. The Munro plant badge is Common Club Moss.
Crest Badge: An eagle perching, proper
Motto: Dread God
Gaelic Name: Mac an Rothaich
Origin of name: Gaelic Rothach (man from Rob)
Plant Badge: Common club moss
War Cry: Caisteal Folais’n a Theine (Castle Foulis in Flames)
Pipe Music: Bealach na Broige
Hunting Tartan: 42nd Black Watch