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Lachlan John (Jack) McLean (1870–1923)

Lachlan McLean, n.d.

Lachlan McLean, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 July 1923

There passed away on the 2nd inst. one of New South Wales' best sons in the person of Lachlan John McLean, of The Grove, Forbes, after an operation for a long-standing internal trouble, aged 53.

Eldest son of the late Lachlan McLean, of Boona West, Condobolin, where he spent the first years of his life, it was here that he first became famous as a fearless rough rider and fence jumper, and wire fences at that. For many years he was sub-manager on Wonnamurra, Jerilderie, and became known all over the Riverina as an amateur rider at picnic races. After leaving there he purchased Dulcis Yale, Bathurst, selling out three years ago and buying The Grove, Forbes, where he sowed large areas of lucerne and trained and bred his own horses for picnic races. Though ill at the recent picnic races in Forbes, he rode two of his own horses to victory.

Being a genial man, Jack was endeared to all his numerous friends, and his untimely end has left a blank which will be hard to fill.

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Lachlan McLean, n.d.

Lachlan McLean, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 July 1923