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Macdonald, Duncan

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Birth Date: 30 June 1885 (Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland)

Death Date: 28 September 1977 (Maleny, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Duncan Macdonald and Christina (nee McLean)

Family: Mary Irene Enid Ward on 4 June 1913, 1 son, 2 daughters

Education: Glasgow Academy; University of Edinburgh

Religion: Uniting Church


Grazier and farmer, Peachester; Inspector, Bureau of Sugar Experiment stations; Manager, sugar plantation; Canecutter, teamster, farmer, stockman and engine driver, North Queensland

Local Government Service: Councillor, Landsborough Shire Council, 1927 to 1936, 1955 to 1958 and 1961 to 1964

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly CP Stanley 2 Apr 1938 29 Apr 1950
Assembly CP Somerset 29 Apr 1950 7 Mar 1953 Did not contest

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Opposition Whip 27 May 1947 30 May 1950

Additional Information

Notes: Interests included rugby, boxing and shooting; Member, Queensland Club; Councillor and Steward, Royal National Association

Sources: Waterson, DB and John Arnold, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982); Queensland Parliamentary Debates, 'Motion of Condolence', Fourth session of 41st Parliament, Vol. 273, pp. 1195-1197 (Brisbane, Qld: Government Printers); Lack, Clem, Three Decades of Queensland Political History, 1929-1960 (Brisbane: Government Printer, 1962); Alexander, J.A., Who's Who in Australia, XIVth Edition, 1950, p. 451 (Melbourne, Vic: Colorgravure Publications, The Herald)

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