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Gordon Machattie (1885–1915)

Mr. Gordon C. J. Machattie, one of the most popular men of the district, passed away at Dundullmal on Sunday at the early age of 30 years. Deceased, who was born at Cluny Station, Queensland, was the son of the late Mr. J. O. Machattie and Mrs. Machattie (nee Grace Baird). He was, therefore, a grandson of the late Dr. Machattie and the late Mr. Thomas Baird of Dundullmal. He had been in indifferent health for some time, and after a lengthy sojourn in Sydney he returned to Dubbo about a fortnight ago. The funeral, which took place yesterday afternoon, was very largely attended. A service was first held in St. Andrew's Church and the remains were interred in the Presbyterian portion of the Dubbo Cemetery. The late Mr. Machattie was a fine all-round sport—a good polo player, a chivalrous opponent, and a generous friend. In life he took a deep interest, and even up to a few days before his death, his outlook was always comprehensive and cheerful. His friends were legion; in fact, he did not have an enemy; he inherited all the good qualities of his parents, and was devotedly attached to his mother, who in the extreme sadness of the bereavement is deeply sympathised with by the public of the district.

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Bedourie, Queensland, Australia


30 May, 1915 (aged ~ 30)
Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia

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