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Macansh, John Donald

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Birth Date: 31 May 1820 (Stirling, Scotland)

Death Date: 1 August 1896 (Warwick, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: John Macansh and Ann (nee White)

Family: Sarah Jane Windeyer on Hunter River on 8 January 1849, 6 sons, 5 daughters

Education: Stirling Grammar and Edinburgh High School

Religion: Presbyterian


Clerk, Bank of Australasia, 1838; Leased a property on the Hunter River, 1840, moved to Murrumburrah as station manager from 1843; Established a merino stud at Bonyeo, 1845; Acquired Beggan Beggan, Demondrille and Cumbarmurra stations; Sold Bonyeo station and acquired Gurley, 1866; Purchased Canning Downs and Albilah, 1875

Local Government Service: Member of the Glengallan Divisional Board

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Council NONE Legislative Council 17 Apr 1886 1 Aug 1896 Died in office

Additional Information

Notes: Director: Land Bank of Queensland and the Mercantile Company

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 6793; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)