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Lachlan McLean (1836–1921)

Mr. Lachlan McLean, one of the earliest settlers on the Lachlan, New South Wales, died at Boona West, Condobolin, last month, at the advanced age of 85. Born in Argyllshire, Scotland, he came to Australia as a young man, and first settled in Victoria, managing amongst other properties Nareeb Station for Mr. Gray. He bought Boona West in '76 in conjunction with Mr. Macintyre, when it comprised 100,000 acres. The area has since been reduced to 70,000, and Mr. Macintyre's interests bought out. Mr. McLean retained an interest in the property up to the time of his death, but has of recent years taken his two younger sons, Messrs. Fletcher and Archibald, into partnership. The eldest son, Mr. John L. McLean, owns a property near Forbes.

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'McLean, Lachlan (1836–1921)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 17 June 2024.

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Argyll, Scotland


7 June, 1921 (aged ~ 85)
Condobolin, New South Wales, Australia

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