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McLennan, Donald (1860–1938)

Mr. Donald McLennan; a resident of Mumbannar, died at his home, Moola, after an illness of several months, during which he spent three months in the Mount Gambier Hospital. He was the survivor of three sons of the late Mr. and Mrs. John McLennan, pioneer residents, who arrived in Portland from Scotland in the John Davis in 1852. He was born at Upper Crawford in 1860, and at the age of 18 met with a serious riding accident which kept him on crutches for five years. In 1906 he married Miss Ruth Penny, whose parents were pioneer residents of Queensland. They had a family of three sons and three daughters, and two of the sons died in infancy. The daughters are Misses Isabel, Bessie, and Fiona, and the son is Mr. Alister McLennan; all of Mumbannar. Deceased was a member of the Portland Borough Council for several years, president of the Portland Railway League, and an elder of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. McLennan took a keen interest in hunting and racing, and followed the Mount Gambler hounds on his hunter, Supporter. He was a good judge of horse stock, and judged at the Mount Gambier Show in the year that Sir Archibald and Lady Weigall were present. The funeral procession to Dartmoor was headed by Piper Jack McPherson, of Merino.

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'McLennan, Donald (1860–1938)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mclennan-donald-21996/text31980, accessed 19 January 2020.

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