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Members’ biographical register

Alexander Joseph McRae

Date: Circa 1842
Place: Glenlivet, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
To WA December 1864 on Stag to Camden Harbour
Son of Duncan and Margaret Kennedy
Marriage and Family
Married 13 May 1881, RGO Roebourne to Isabel McKay (MacKay?), daughter of Donald, grazier, and niece of Donald McDonald MacKay
Children: two sons and two daughters
Date: 24 February 1888
Place: Roebourne, Western Australia
Cemetery: Roebourne Cemetery?, WA
Farmer, businessperson and pearler
Employment History
Lessee Maitland River
Founded Millstream Station, Pilbara
By 1876 merchant, pearler, shipping agent Cossack
1880 partner with
Charles Harper in an Ashburton station
Date Elected
23 May 1883
Inaugural Speech
McRae, Alexander Joseph, Address-in-Reply.pdf
Inaugural Video
Search for speeches by Alexander McRae
Year Retired/Resigned
Parliamentary Service
  • MLC North district 23 May 1883 (entitlement to additional member)–24 February 1888
1865 explored Fitzroy Valley, then Ashburton River
1866-1867 to Victoria
Living in Roebourne 1881
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2001, p.18.
R Erickson, The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, Volume III.
J Hardie, Northwesters of the Pilbara Breed, Port Hedland, 1981.
Lorraine's Cemetery Records pages website. Accessed 4 December 2015.
WA Bulletin, 10 March 1888.
West Australian, 8 and 16 March 1888.