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Ewan Cluney McPherson (1867–1938)

The funeral of the late Mr. Ewan Cluny McPherson, retired C.P. Inspector of the Lands Department, who died at Nambucca Heads on Friday, September 23rd, took place at the Rookwood Crematorium on Monday, September 26th. The service was taken by the Rev. Archdeacon Lampard, who spoke most feelingly of having known Mr. McPherson during his stay in Macksville as Acting Rector of this parish. The chief mourners were Mrs. McPherson (widow), John Cluny McPherson (son), Mrs. Campbell, of Roma, Queensland (niece). Others who attended were the Hon. R. S. and Mrs. Vincent, Mr. and Mrs. Reg Vincent, Miss Bale, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Bridge (formerly of Nambucca Heads), Miss Lucy Snodgrass (Macksville), and representatives from various branches of the Public Service. The deceased gentleman was the youngest son of the late Ewan McPherson, of Pechalbar, Victoria, and Dagworth, Queensland, and was born on March 22nd, 1867. He was twice married and is survived by his widow and two sons of the first marriage (Robert Ewan, of Queensland, and John Cluny, of Lake Cargellico), and one sister (Lady McArthur, of Melbourne). He first entered the Public Service, as a cadet in the Lands Department in September 1886, and was well known in the districts of Armidale, Tamworth, Moree, Grafton, and Kempsey. He arrived on the Coast in 1903 and remained without a break until his death. He had been in ill-health since his retirement in 1931.

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'McPherson, Ewan Cluney (1867–1938)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 29 May 2024.

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22 March, 1867
St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


23 September, 1938 (aged 71)
Macksville, New South Wales, Australia

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