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Hugh Peter MacDonald (1849–1906)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Mr. Hugh Macdonald, M.L.A. for Coonamble, died in Sydney yesterday, after a lingering illness. Deceased, who was 60 years of age, was born in Scotland, but he came to this State when a mere boy, and had resided here ever since. From early manhood he battled about at almost every class of work available in the country districts, such as that of a rouseabout, shearer, etc, and also lately settled in the Coonamble district. He purchased the Coonamble Independent, of which he retained part proprietorship until his death. In 1891 he was associated with the movement which resulted in the return of Labour members for the first time to the Parliament of New South Wales, and three years later he contested Coonamble, and was successful. Mr. Macdonald retained his seat till his death. He leaves a widow and one little boy, who reside at Coonamble. The body has been taken to Coonamble for interment.

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Duntulm, Inverness-shire, Scotland


18 October, 1906 (aged ~ 57)
Lilyfield, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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