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Hector R. Mackenzie (1845–1920)

There died in Sydney at the end of last month an old colonist, Mr. Hector R. Mackenzie, aged 75 years. He was the eldest son of the late Mr. Farquhar Mackenzie, of Bossshire, Scotland, who came out to Australia in 1835. He was educated at the Melbourne Grammar School, and spent his early days in North Gippsland, Victoria, breeding cattle.

Later on, when his family was growing up, he had to extend his operations, and bought a property at Moree, N.S.W., where he stayed for eight years. Selling out, he bought a property in the Dalby district, Queensland, and after some years retired from active work, and spent the remaining years of his life at Roseville, a suburb of Sydney.

He was one of the best horsemen of his day, and was an unsurpassed bushman in every detail. He was of a reserved nature, but made good friends wherever he lived, and was universally loved. He leaves a family of five sons and three daughters, all the former being engaged in pastoral pursuits in the Roma district of Queensland.

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January, 1920 (aged ~ 75)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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