Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Donald McDonald MacKay
Birth
Date Circa 1844–1845 Place Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
Arrived WA 22 February 1869
Parents
Son of Samuel and Janet McKinnon
Marriage and Family
Married 21 February 1893, Scots Church, Fremantle to (Emily) Charlotte Vincent (born circa 1870 and died 1 June 1954), daughter of Francis Henry and Helen Louisa O’Grady
Children: two sons and two daughters
Death
Date 30 January 1904Place Fremantle, Western Australia
Cemetery Fremantle Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Presbyterian
Occupation
Farmer and pearler
Employment History
Pastoralist in Roebourne–Cossack area at Maitland River
Moved in 1875 to Yule River, Mundabullangana Station also pearling
House
MLC
Date Elected
27 July 1896
Inaugural Speech
-No inaugural speech given
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by Donald MacKay
Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1902
Electorate
North
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC North Province 27 July 1896–21 May 1902
Background/Membership
1855 arrived South Australia with parents
Sold property after drought and came to Fremantle 1892–1893
Owned land along Stirling Highway and 70–80 houses in Fremantle
Chief Fremantle Caledonian Society
Bred racehorses
References
Black, David. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930.
Erikson, Rica. The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, Volume III.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 11 February 2015. http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=FB00018860
Morning Herald, 1 February 1904.
Twentieth century impressions of Western Australia, p. 25.
Withnell Taylor, Nancy F. Geera-Muk-a-Doo: a saga of the North-West, p. 163.
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