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MacLean, Charles (1856–1936)

A prominent Clermont grazier, and a member of the Queensland Club, Mr. Charles MacLean of Maeenta died at his home on Monday at the age of 80 years. Mr. MacLean, who was a native of Scotland, came to Australia at the age of 18 years, and gained pastoral experience in New South Wales. After accepting a position on Comongin South, in the Bulloo district, he was appointed superintendent of the Mitchell Rabbit Board. Later he became general manager of the Fairbairn Pastoral Company in Queensland, and took up residence at Magenta, on Peak Downs. Mr. MacLean purchased Magenta when Peak Downs was cut up. He subsequently acquired Langton, which he later sold, and became part owner in Peak Downs and Corrie. He was interested in racing, and was part owner of Valiard when that horse won the Newmarket Handicap in Victoria. About 40 years ago Mr. MacLean married Miss Millicent Hood, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Hood, of Brisbane. He is survived by his widow, two daughters — Miss Marian MacLean and Mrs. W. Robinson (Talafa, Emerald) — and three sons — Messrs. Ian (Cue, Muttaburra), Kenneth (manager of Peak Downs), and Hector MacLean (Corrie, Clermont).

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'MacLean, Charles (1856–1936)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/maclean-charles-1085/text1081, accessed 21 September 2019.

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