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Macansh, William (1859–1921)

William Macansh, n.d.

William Macansh, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 June 1921

A member of a well-known Queensland pastoral family died in Melbourne last month, in the person of Dr. William Macansh, of Brighton. Although a medical practitioner and a resident of Melbourne, Dr. Macansh took a very keen and active part in pastoral affairs, and controlled important interests in New South Wales, Queensland, and Western Australia.

Born in the Lower Hunter district, New South Wales, 62 years ago, he was a son of the late Mr. G. D. Macansh, and was educated at the Newcastle Grammar School and Sydney Grammar School. After matriculation at the Sydney University he went to Edinburgh University, where he gained degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Master of Surgery. He then returned to Australia, and for some time travelled with stock and lived on stations in Queensland, eventually taking up the practice of his profession in Melbourne in 1887.

Dr. Macansh did not, however, lose touch with the industry in which his family had taken such an important part in Queensland, and at the time of his death he was acting as managing director of the extensive interests of the Macansh Estates Limited in Anna Plains Station, nor'-west Western Australia, Albilbah, Central Queensland, and Toolebuc, Western Queensland. He took great pleasure in good stock, and was also a director of the Deepwater Estate's properties, Deepwater (Tenterfield district, N.S.W.) and Myall Downs (Warialda district, N.S.W.). He was a man of broad outlook and wide experience, kindly, sympathetic, and lovable, and as one close personal friend of 30 years' standing said, to know him was a privilege.

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William Macansh, n.d.

William Macansh, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 June 1921