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Machattie, Thomas Alfred (1855–1928)

Dr. Thomas Alfred Machattie, for many years a prominent medical practitioner at Bathurst, died at Portsmouth, England, on Wednesday, aged 73.

Born in Bathurst, and a son of the late Dr. Richard Machattie, Dr. T. A. Machattie was vice-president of the Bathurst branch of the Free Trade Association during the fiscal controversy in pre-Federation days, and chairman of the Federal Convention held in Bathurst in 1896. He was vice-president of the Bathurst branch of the Liberal League, Mayor of Bathurst on three occasions, and an alderman for several years. He went to the South African War as a captain in the first Imperial troopship—the Manhattan—to leave Australia, and served with the Bushmen's Contingent. He was a brother-in-law of the late Mr. Jago Smith, M.L.C., and is survived by Mrs. Machattie, who is a cousin of the late Rev. Edward Bean, headmaster of All Saints' College, and father of Mr. C. E. W. Bean, the Commonwealth War Historian. Mrs. Leila Brownrigg, of Campbelltown, is the only surviving daughter.

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'Machattie, Thomas Alfred (1855–1928)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/machattie-thomas-alfred-16085/text28022, accessed 19 October 2019.

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