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Mackinnon, Allan Maclean (1835–1912)

Allan Mackinnon, n.d.

Allan Mackinnon, n.d.

from Pastoralists' Review, 16 September 1912

The death occurred of Mr. Allan Maclean Mackinnon, of Mountford, Longford, Tas., on 20th August, aged seventy-seven years. Born at Dalness, he was the eldest son of the late Allan Mackinnon, of Dalness, Evandale. He was educated at the Longford Grammar School under the late Rev. David Boyd, and on completion of his studies he went to Victoria, where he engaged in pastoral pursuits. He purchased the Kilcunda cattle station, but owing to his health breaking down was obliged to sell out and return to Tasmania. He then went to reside at Strath, in the Hagley district, which estate he inherited from his father. Nine years later he bought the estate of Mountford, where he resided until the time of his death. He was an enthusiastic breeder of Merino sheep and Hereford cattle. Also about thirty years ago he evolved the type of sheep now known as Corriedales, and they have been inbred ever since, no outside blood ever having been used. The wool is of a very high character, having sold in Melbourne four years ago up to 15¼d. per lb. Mr. Mackinnon has always been very successful with his stock at the various shows. He has always taken a keen interest in public affairs, and was a member of the Longford municipal council for some years, president and vice-president of the Northern Agricultural Society, president of the Western Agricultural Society, and a justice of the peace for upwards of thirty years. As a magistrate he was painstaking and thorough, always inclining to the merciful side. The late Mr. Mackinnon's judgment was sound, and his influence for good was felt in his community. He was a consistent and liberal supporter of all charitable objects, and ever ready to help any deserving individual. He was married in 1870 to Miss Anna Ralston, daughter of the late Mr. John Ralston, of Logan Falls, Evandale, who survives him. He leaves a family of three sons and two daughters.

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'Mackinnon, Allan Maclean (1835–1912)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mackinnon-allan-maclean-644/text645, accessed 19 October 2018.

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