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Hector McRAE

Born Bothwell, Tasmania 1847. Eldest son of Duncan McRAE and Honoria BALDWIN of Selma near Bothwell.
Accompanied Julius Brockman in a Kimberley expedition in 1879 - ref. He Rode Alone by Joan Brockman.

Married Fanny HODGSON in 1883 - six children.
Farmer at Forest Green near Bothwell, Burnside near Orielton, and Kintail on Maria Island
He played the pipes "like a Gordon" and the sound wafted across to the mainland.


Died Hobart 1929.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

So who was Donald McRae?
[Will No. 4112] McRae, Donald Farquhar at Archives Office of Tasmania
Patoralist Bothwell
Died 31 July 1924

Sally said...

his nephew