Scottish born Jane (Campbell) and her husband James Baird arrived in Australia on 1 October 1852. They proceeded to the goldfields arriving at Ballarat by July 1853. They found gold at Ballarat according to the Ballarat Pioneers’ Roll. Jane and James Baird produced the following children: John b. 1853 (died 1861 Learmonth); William b. 1855 Ballarat (died 1865 Learmonth); Colin Campbell b. 1857 Ballarat; Robert b. 1859 Miners Rest; Martha Downes b. 1861 Burrumbeet; Janet b. 1863 Learmonth; John William b. 1865 Learmonth; Penelope b. 1868 Learmonth; James b. 1872 Learmonth. As can be ascertained by the births of their children they later resided at Learmonth.