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Mackay, Angus

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Birth Date: 15 August 1834 (Wick, Caithness, Scotland)

Death Date: 8 February 1910 (Portobello, Scotland)

Parents: John Mackay and Anne (nee Gordon)

Family: Marjory Ross in London, 1 son, 6 daughters

Education: Helmsdale, Scotland

Religion: Presbyterian

Career

Bridge worker London; Compositor New York Tribune; Overseer cotton plantation, Georgia; Journalist, Queensland; editor, 'Queenslander'; Lecturer, Sydney Technical College 1880; Editor, 'Town and Country Journal'; Worked NSW Dept Agriculture; Journalist 'Celtic Herald', Scotland


Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NONE South Brisbane 22 Nov 1878 24 Mar 1880

Additional Information

Notes: Commissioner, Philadelphia Exhibition 1874; Fellow: Chemical Society, Rechabite Order

Publications: Mackay, Angus, The Australian agriculturist and guide for land occupation (Melbourne, George Robertson, 1897), Mackay, Angus, Bee keeping as a business in Australia (Sydney, Batson & Co Ltd, 1895), Mackay, Angus, Helpful chemistry for agriculturists, how the workers can help themselves ( Sydney, Batson & Co Ltd 1894), Mackay, Angus, New South Wales Education series, introduction to Australian agricultural practice (Sydney, George Stephen Chapman, 1891), Mackay, Angus, The Australian agriculturist and colonists' guide(Sydney, J W R Clarke, 1890), Mackay, Angus, New South Wales Technical Education series, grazing, farm and garden soils of New South Wales(Sydney, George Robertson, 1888), Mackay, Angus, New South Wales Technical Education series, introduction to Australian agricultural practice (Sydney, George Robertson, 1890), Mackay, Angus, Technical education system of New South Wales; analyses of grazing, farm and garden soils of New South Wales(Sydney, George Robertson & Co, 1887), Mackay, Angus, Bees and honey in Australia(Sydney, John Sands, 1885), Mackay, Angus, Elements of Australian agriculture, leading to various departments of agricultural science.(1885), Mackay, Angus, The native grasses, the Royal Society Prize Essay.(Brisbane, Courier General Machine Printing Office,1875), Mackay, Angus, The semi-tropical agriculturist and colonists' guide. Plain words upon station, farm and garden work, house keeping, and the useful pursuits of colonists.(Brisbane, Geo Slater,1875), The sugar cane in Australia, a series of essays upon cultivation and manufacture edited by Angus Mackay.(Brisbane, The Queenslander, 18700, Mackay, Angus, The sugar cane in Australia, practical details concerning cane, sorghum, and beet cultivation and sugar making with latest improvements in machinery(Sydney, Office of Town and Country Journal, 1883), Mackay, Angus, The cotton plant in Queensland, cultivation and preparation for market(Brisbane, Courier general Printing Office, 1867), Mackay, Angus, The great gold field: a pedestrian tour through the first discovered gold districts of New South Wales in the months of October and November 1852.(Sydney, W R Piddington, 1853)  

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 57806; Ferguson, John A., Bibliography of Australia, v. VI, Canberra, National Library of Australia, 1977; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

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