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Cameron, McRae Archibald (Mac) (1897–1994)

Mac [McRae Archibald] Cameron, the oldest member of the Institute, passed away in Brisbane on 18 April 1994. Mac enlisted in the 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment at the age of 18 in 1916 and took part in the crucial battle of Beersheba in the Palestine campaign in October 1917, where he was wounded. Following discharge because of his wounds, he moved to Queensland and began his long and meritorious career in forestry in 1922.

He served principally at Yarraman as the research forester for the Forestry Department from where he retired during the financial year 1962/63. The majority of the hoop pine experiments in the Yarraman District were commenced by him. A tree he discovered bears his name — Diplospora cameronii. He is survived by his wife, three children, 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. David Cameron (one of Mac’s three children) is a former Queensland Forestry Department and CSIRO Division of Forest Research forester, and a member of the Division. He is currently in Vietnam, working with FAO.

Original publication

  • IFA Newsletter, vol 35, no 2, June 1994, p 34

Additional Resources

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'Cameron, McRae Archibald (Mac) (1897–1994)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/cameron-mcrae-archibald-mac-18236/text29828, accessed 5 August 2020.

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