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William McMillan (1839–1917)

William McMillan, n.d.

William McMillan, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 August 1917

On the 12th of last month there passed away at Elderslie, Winton, Queensland, William McMillan, youngest son of Archibald McMillan, late of Cloneg, Sheep Hills, and Caldermeade, Victoria, who came to this country in the year 1840.

Mr. William McMillan was born at Cloneg, Glasgow, Scotland, in the year 1839, spent most of his early life on his father's cattle stations in Victoria, and went to Queensland in the year 1885, with his wife and family. He will be remembered as being at one time the owner of Maneroo, near Longreach, but like most of Australia's toiling pioneers, he was unfortunate enough to have to give up Maneroo, and take a selection called Culparoo Park, near Longreach, of which he was owner at the time of his death.

Mr. McMillan leaves behind him four daughters and two sons, all well known in Queensland—Mrs. Brabazon (Elderslie), Mrs. Banks (Kendal), Mrs. Lamond (Austral Downs), and Miss McMillan (Elderslie), Mr. Reginald McMillan, and Mr. Clive McMillan.

Of late years Mr. McMillan had felt the strain of his early efforts, and had not enjoyed the best of health, and as towards the last he suffered a great deal, his many friends will be glad to know that he is at rest.

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William McMillan, n.d.

William McMillan, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 August 1917

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Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland


12 July, 1917 (aged ~ 78)
Winton, Queensland, Australia

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