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Donald Guy MacLeod (1885–1955)

Donald MacLeod, n.d.

Donald MacLeod, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 15 October 1955

The death occurred on 17th September of Mr. Donald Guy MacLeod, part-owner of Minilya Station, in the Gascoyne district, and one of the best known pastoralists in Western Australia. He was 70 years of age, and had been associated with the wool industry since leaving school.

Mr. MacLeod took over the management of Minilya, from his father, in his early 20's and managed it for more than 20 years. He was largely responsible for developing the property into one of the best improved sheep carrying holdings in the north west. Amongst other improvements he installed over 80 miles of pipe-line for stock watering purposes. He was also one of the first property owners in Western Australia—early in 1912—to use motor vehicles for station work. In the Minilya directorship the late Mr. MacLeod was associated with Dr. Buller-Murphy and a brother, Mr. Julius MacLeod. He was also part-owner with his son of Pimbee Station, in the Gascoyne, and until recently was owner of Marilla Station.

The late Mr. MacLeod was a Justice of the Peace and for many years chairman of the Gascoyne-Minilya Road Board. He was an active member of the Minilya district committee of the Pastoralists' Association, a life member of the Western Australian Cricket Association, and a member of several social and sporting clubs in Perth and Carnarvon.

He is survived by his widow, one son, Ian, and two daughters, Mrs. Robert Holmes and Mrs. Audry Lawrence. One of his brothers, Mr. Hugh Vernon MacLeod, who was a member of the Victorian Legislative Council for nine years and was prominent in pastoral and racing circles in Victoria, died on 25th September.

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Donald MacLeod, n.d.

Donald MacLeod, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 15 October 1955