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John Mactier (1830–1903)

The remains of the late Mr. John Mactier, who died at his residence, Darling-street, South Yarra, on Monday, in his 74th year, were interred in the General Cemetery yesterday, the Rev. George Tait, M.A., officiating. For more than half a century Mr. Mactier was well known in commercial and pastoral pursuits in the state. He left Glasgow in 1851 by the ship Washington, and suffering shipwreck on the South Australian coast, his arrival at Melbourne was delayed until early in the following year. After stirring experiences on the "diggings," he established, in conjunction with Mr. Robert Gibson, an ironmonger's business in Elizabeth street, which he conducted successfully until 1869, when he purchased the Stratford Lodge Estate, near Kyneton, and subsequently a pastoral property in the vicinity of Echuca. A few years ago he retired from active pastoral pursuits, and removed to South Yarra. Mrs. Mactier has survived her husband, and there are two daughters and three sons. The eldest son resides on the Echuca estate, and his two brothers at Stratford Lodge.

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  • probate, Argus (Melbourne), 11 September 1903, p 4

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30 July, 1830
Mochrum, Wigtownshire, Scotland


27 July, 1903 (aged 72)
South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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