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Farquhar McLennan (1834–1910)

Farquhar McLennan, n.d.

Farquhar McLennan, n.d.

photo supplied by Sandra Arrell

An old resident of the Clarence passed away yesterday morning in the person of Mr. Farquhar McLennan, of Blaxland's Creek. Deceased was one of the very first settlers in the district, and was a native of Scotland, but came to Australia in 1837, coming from the old country in a sailing vessel. After a brief sojourn at Maitland, Mr. McLennan with one or two others came to the Clarence overland, taking with them bullock teams, and they were the first to open up the road from Armidale to Grafton. The trip was an eventful one and many hardships had to be encountered in making the journey, including being blocked at the Nymboida for a considerable time. Deceased selected on Blaxland's Creek, and was one of the first to take up land in the locality. He leaves a large, family of eleven sons and two daughters. His wife predeceased him about 12 months. Mr. McLennan was well- known and very much esteemed for his hospitality. Two brothers and three sisters survive him, the latter being Mrs. Graham, Richmond River, Mrs. Maxwell, Kangaroo Creek, and Mrs. Yardy, Coutt's Crossing. The death took place in the Grafton Hospital. The funeral is arranged for Coutt's Crossing cemetery to-day.

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Farquhar McLennan, n.d.

Farquhar McLennan, n.d.

photo supplied by Sandra Arrell

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24 February, 1834
Plockton, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland


11 November, 1910 (aged 76)
Blaxlands Creek, New South Wales, Australia

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