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MacDonald, Charles Hugh (Charlie) (1844–1924)

The death occurred yesterday of Mr. Charles Hugh MacDonald, formerly of Yabba station Kilcoy, at the ripe age of nearly 80 years. Mr. MacDonald came of a well-known Victorian family, several of whom migrated to Queensland in the early days. The late Mr. P. F. MacDonald, of Rockhampton, was an elder brother, and it was "P. F." who brought the younger brother first to the pastoral life of Queensland. Later Charlie MacDonald went to the far north, and was for some time associated with the Public Works Department. Afterwards he look up Northedge station, in the Cairns district, and endured all the hardships which the early pioneers had to contend with. He, however, succeeded in carving for himself no mean record in the affairs of the northern part of the State. It used to be a boast of the MacDonalds that of 10 members of their family the combined ages were 780 years, and there had not been a death in the family for 70 years. Amongst the well-known brothers, in addition to P. F. and Charles, were the late Mr. J. G. MacDonald, formerly P. M., Brisbane, and the late Mr. A. C. MacDonald, Melbourne. The eldest brother, George, of Melbourne, is still alive, being 100 years old this year. Mr. Charles MacDonald, after his retirement from active station life, used to take the keenest pleasure in visiting the places throughout Queensland where his own sons and daughters are located. The funeral leaves Mr. MacDonald's late residence, Edmonstone-street, South Brisbane, to-day, at 2.30 p.m. for the Toowong Cemetery.

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'MacDonald, Charles Hugh (Charlie) (1844–1924)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/macdonald-charles-hugh-charlie-25889/text34025, accessed 17 November 2019.

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