Adam Armstrong was the licensee of the Yarborough Inn at Mount Duneed in 1861 and 1862.
The Armstrong family, Adam, his wife Helen (sometimes Ellen) née Tait, and infant son John sailed as unassisted migrants on the Star of the East in 1853. Ten more children were born in Geelong, Connewarre and Mount Duneed — David (1855), Adam (1857), James William (1859), Walter Hugh (1860), George Phillip (1862), Isabel (1864), Edward John Harkness (1866), Elizabeth Mary Jessie (1869), Irvine Lucius (1870) and William James (1873).
Three children are buried at the Mount Duneed Cemetery — David who died on 26 September 1866 at the age of 11, James William who died in October 1871 at the age of 12 years and Edward John Harkness who died soon after birth in 1866.
Walter James died at the age of 16 and Isabel and Elizabeth Mary Jessie died soon after birth.