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.