Donald MacKenzie

(before 1770 - )
     Donald MacKenzie married Christian MacDonald. Donald MacKenzie was born before 1770.

Child of Donald MacKenzie and Christian MacDonald

Donald MacKenzie

(5 February 1794 - )
     Donald MacKenzie was christened on 5 February 1794 in Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty. He was the son of William MacKenzie and Christian Fowler.

Donald MacKenzie

(between 1795 and 1801 - )
     Donald MacKenzie was born between 1795 and 1801 in Ross & Cromarty.
     Donald MacKenzie was recorded on the 1841 census in Davidstown, Ross & Cromarty. Donald Mackenzie, aged 40, mason, born in the county, with Catherine Mackenzie, 35, Jane 13 and Catherine 11..

Donald Alastair MacKenzie

(5 October 1939 - )
     Donald Alastair MacKenzie was born on 5 October 1939 in Melbourne, Victoria. Possibly 5 Oct 1937?. He was the son of Alastair Ian Fraser MacKenzie and Florence Francis Lovell.

Donald Alexander MacKenzie

(24 July 1873 - 2 March 1936)
     Donald Alexander MacKenzie was born on 24 July 1873 in Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He was the son of Alexander Holm MacKenzie and Isabella MacKay.
David Alston in My little town of Cromarty reports that D A Mackenzie, son of the Cromarty Sheriff Clerk wrote "in my boyhood [the fisher children] sat in their own corner of the church, the boys sat on their own forms in each class of school, and were not allowed to leave thier corner of the playground". This is interesting as he was the gt-grandson of a Kilmuir Easter fisher.. Robert, Janet, Donald, William, John and James were listed as the children of Alexander Holm MacKenzie in the 1881 census in 4 Barclay St, Cromarty.
     Donald Alexander MacKenzie and George Mackenzie were recorded on the 1901 census in 32 Bank St, Partick, Govan, Lanarkshire. Donald Alexander McKenzie, 27, journalist (sub-editor), was a boarder with his brother George aged 19, journalist, with the Birnie family.
Donald Alexander MacKenzie married Elizabeth Fraser on 26 September 1901 in Free Church, 2 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Between 1903 and 1910 he owned and edited The North Star in Dingwall, and then moved to the People's Journal in Dundee. From 1916 he represented the Glasgow paper, The Bulletin, in Edinburgh. As well as writing books, articles and poems, he often gave lectures, and also broadcast talks on Celtic mythology. He was the friend of many specialist authorities in his areas of interest.
     Donald resided at Harpers Court, Dingwall, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland, 6 November 1904.
     Donald resided at 19 Merchiston Crescent, Edinburgh, 1935.
     Donald died on 2 March 1936 in the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Scotland, aged 62. He was buried in the Gaelic churchyard (new section), Cromarty. In loving memory of DONALD ALEXANDER MACKENZIE author and poet died 2nd March 1936 aged 63 years also of ELZABETH FRASER his wife died 12th August 196 aged 65 years. See http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk for photograph.
     His will was proved on 28 November 1936 at Edinburgh, Midlothian. Donald Alexander Mackenzie, journalist, sometime of 60 Leamington Terrace, Edinburgh, latterly of 19 Merchiston Crescent there, died 2 March 1936 at Edinburgh, testate. Confirmation Edinburgh 20 August to Elizabeth Fraser or Mackenzie, 19 Merchiston Crescent aforesadi, the relict. Will dated 31 July recorded Edinburgh 19 August 1936, Value of estate £995: 5: 1.
In one of his books Great Britain by Blackie & Son. Ltd., Glasgow, there was a DEDICATION TO MY WIFE
Let sages ponder, "What is life?",
And o'er their books despair;-
I gaze in thy deep eyes and read
Its meaning there.
For then I know why I am here
To wage this strife with death;-
It is that I may love but thee,
Elizabeth.

Foreward by Professor W J Watson,
LL.D., D.Litt.Celt.
Donald Alexander Mackenzie 24th July I873 -2nd March, 1936. Born in the ancient burgh of Cromarty, Donald A. Mackenzie was the son of Alexander H. Mackenzie, Sheriff-Clerk Depute, and Isobel Mackay, a descendant of the famous Sutherland Gaelic poet, Rob Donn. In a most interesting article contributed to "The Scottish Educational Journal "(18 Nov1932) he tells of his early years in Cromarty, then visited by ships of many nations - Flemings, Dutchmen, Danes, French and Russians. With the three first named, the boys could converse by using Braid Scots. They greatly feared the wild Russians, with knives dangling from their belts; traditions of the Peninsular War made them hate the French. Cromarty itself, though in the main Braid Scots or English, still held a remnant of a Gaelic-speaking population, and was in contact with Gaelic-speakers of Nigg, across the mile wide ferry. All this helped to widen the minds of the boys, and besides, there was the tradition of famous local men - Sir Thomas Urquhart, Professor James Robertson (Oriental languages) admired by Dr Samuel Johnson, and Hugh Miller. "These," says Mr Mackenzie, "were held up to us as 'shining examples', who, in their boyhood, had been 'earnest readers'."
His school life began when, about four years old, he entered the school of Cromarty with an old Bible tucked under his right arm, and was detained as a pupil. Before leaving, about the age of fourteen, though handicapped by severe headaches (the result of imperfect sight), he had a fair knowledge of Latin, could repeat by heart portions of Virgil and Caesar, and had latterly been a monitor. After leaving school he set himself, prompted by his grandmother, to learn by heart the first book of Paradise Lost and remembered much of it at the time of writing. He served as interim teacher for some time in one of the neighbouring schools, and was well appreciated.
His next appointment was as clerk in the service of the Callander and Oban Railway, stationed at Callander, Crianlarich, Connel and Oban for about ten years - he told me incidentally of three years at Connel. These years gave him first-hand experience of the Central and Western Highlands, which he turned to good account. His taste for literature, however, was such that, leaving his post in the railway service, he returned to Cromarty to take up free-lance journalism. This brought him in touch with the Glasgow Evening News, which again led to his joining the staff and gaining his training in newspaper work. In Glasgow he made the friendship of Neil Munro.
His marriage in 1901 to Miss Elizabeth Fraser, Inverness, was followed by settlement in Dingwall, as proprietor and editor of the North Star newspaper. Here, in addition to his editorial work, he took up serious study of Egyptology. I should add that for several years of this period he lived in Inverness, where we became firm friends.
In 1909 he disposed of the North Star, joined the People's Journal, and removed to Dundee, where he remained till 1912. It was now that he settled down to write that series of books which established his reputation as research student and historian. The number and variety of his works, extending to about forty volumes, forms some indication of his remarkable industry and no less remarkable versatility. They include studies of mythology all over the world, ancient civilization in Britain and elsewhere, stories for children, Scottish history and folklore, and that delightful book of poems entitled Elves and Heroes. Four of these volumes were written in connexion with the Great War. He also contributed articles to the Celtic Review, Celtic Monthly, and other magazines. Two valuable papers were read to the Gaelic Society of Inverness (Vols. XXXI, XXXIII).
On the formation of the Bulletin he was made its Edinburgh representative, and made his home in Edinburgh where our friendship was renewed and continued till his much lamented death. His last work, published in 1935, was Scottish Folk-Lore and Folk Life, a book of the greatest value and interest - none but he could have written it. Besides a prodigious memory - inherited from his father - Donald A Mackenzie possessed remarkable clarity of insight and soundness of judgment, together with a style simple and unaffected. From his mother's side he inherited the gifts of a poet, with a true poet's vision. In a Foreword to 'Ancient Man in Britain' (1922) Professor G. Elliot Smith writes inter alia: " There is nothing of technical pedantry about Mr Mackenzie's writing. He has made himself familiar with the customs and beliefs of the whole world, as his remarkable series of books on mythology has revealed, and in the process of acquiring this mass of information he has not sacrificed his common sense and powers of judgment."
Only those who were fortunate enough to be his intimates could appreciate Mr Mackenzie's unfailing store of wit and humour, as well as of information. He loved Cromarty and he loved Scotland. His death is a great loss. He is survived by his widow, three sons and two daugters
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List of works by D. A. Mackenzie
From all the fronts: stories of the great war.
Ancient England.
The Gods of the classics.
The story of ancient Babylonia and Assyria.
The story of ancient Crete.
The story of ancient Egypt.
The story of the great war.
Our glorious empire.
Tales from northern sagas.
Egyptian myth and legend.
Myths of Babylonia and Assyria.
Myths of Crete and pre-Hellenic Europe.
Teutonic myth and legend.
Indian myth and legend.
Myths of China and Japan.
Myths of pre-Columbian America.
Ancient man in Britain, with migration op symbols.
Elves and heroes (poems).
Ancient civilizations.
Footprints of early man.
Buddhism in pre-Christian Britain.
Rome through five centuries.
Myths and traditions of the south sea islands.
Myths of Indonesia and Melanesia.
Scotland: the ancient kingdom.
Tales from the moors and the mountains.
Scottish folklore and folk life.
Burmese wonder tales.
Wonder tales from Scottish myth and legend.
Wonder tales of the East.
Finn and his warrior band.
The world's heritage of legend and romance.
Indian fairy stories.
Stories of Russian folk life.
Heroes and heroic deeds of the great war.
Lord Kitchener: the story of his life and work.

Children of Donald Alexander MacKenzie and Elizabeth Fraser

Donald Alexander MacKenzie

(3 February 1913 - 16 March 2001)
     Donald Alexander MacKenzie was born on 3 February 1913 in New Zealand. He was the son of John MacKenzie and Helen Livngstone Johnston.
     Donald died on 16 March 2001 aged 88.

Donald Sydney MacKenzie

     Donald Sydney MacKenzie was the son of Donald MacKenzie.

Donald Thompson MacKenzie

(1901 - July 1951)
     Donald Thompson MacKenzie was born in 1901 in Alberton, Victoria. He was the son of Thomas MacKenzie and Elizabeth Ann Thomas.
Donald Thompson MacKenzie married Edith Violet Langley in 1927 in Victoria.
     Donald died in July 1951 in Elwood, Victoria. He was cremated on 18 July 1951 in The Necropolis, Springvale.

Donald Thomson MacKenzie

(26 August 1837 - 30 June 1923)
     Donald Thomson MacKenzie was also known as Donald Thompson MacKenzie in records. He was born on 26 August 1837 in Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He was the son of William MacKenzie and Isabella Tindal. Donald Thomson MacKenzie was christened on 3 September 1837 in Cromarty.
     Donald Thomson MacKenzie appeared on the 1841 census in the household of Isabella Tindal in Berkley's Lane, Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. John, Donald, William, Catherine, Thomas, Isabella and James were listed as the children of William MacKenzie in the 1851 census in Calrossie Street, Cromarty.
     Donald Thomson MacKenzie arrived per "Shakespeare (spelled Shakspeare on header of original list). It departed c. 21 Sep 1857. D T McKenzie aged 22, carpr [carpenter?], English, was on board." on 21 December 1857 at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Donald Thomson MacKenzie moved to Port Albert, Victoria, in 1859. In 1860 he went to Russell's Creek looking for gold.
On 16 Dec 1858 the Gippsland Gazette mentioed Mr McKenzie was appointed bookkeeper of R Adams, "Ship Inn".
In 1861 he was a subscriber to Port Albert church harmonium [fund].
? In June 1861 Mr & Mrs McKenzie, family & servant arrived Port Albert from Melbourne on the "Keera".
Donald Thomson MacKenzie married Mary Ann Hodgson, daughter of George Hodgson and Mary Sadler Howells, on 4 October 1861 in Christ Church, Tarraville, Victoria. The John o' Groat Journal, Thursday 23 January 1862 reported: Tarraville, Australia, the 4th October last, Donald Thomson Mackenzie, the second son of Mr William Mackenzie, builder, Cromarty, Scotland, Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Mr George Hodgson. Tarraville, Gipps Land. Also reported in the Inverness Courier Highland, 16/01/1862.
In Oct 1861 Mr & Mrs McKenzie left Port Albert for Melbourne on the "Keera".
The Gippsland guardian reported: Mr Robinson applied for a transfer of the Ship Inn license to Mr D McKenzie, as the deputed agent of the Official As- signee in the estate of the late licensed occupant. The Magistrate, after some little discussion, decided that as they had already granted the previous application of Mr W P Skillet, as the agent of the Official Assignee, they must decline acting further in the matter, but would allow Mr. McKenzie to act in the absence of Mr Skillett..
Licensing Meeting of the Bench of Magistrates held at Palmerston on Monday last although there were three applications for transfers, not one could be entertained. Mr. McKenzie had not obtained from the Official Assignee, the original license to the Ship Inn, and his application was adjourned to enable him to do so.
SHIP INN. DONALD McKENZIE BEGS to inform his friends and the public that he has taken that commodious Establishment known as the Ship Inn, at Port Albert.
Visitors from the country will find first class accommodation and reasonable charges.
PRIVATE ROOMS FOR FAMILIES.
BILLIARD and BAGATELLE ROOMS.
Stables are conducted by a competent Groom
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Donald Thomson MacKenzie moved to Woodend, Victoria, circa 1862. At Woodend he became associated with the firm of Wm McCulloch and Co., the well-known carrying agents.
In June 1864 he was a licenced victualler of Port Albert; applied for publican's licence for house, rented from David Turnbull, containing 8 sitting rooms and 20 bedrooms excluding those used by family.
He advertised: DONALD McKENZIE Has much pleasure in informing his Friends and the Public that he has taken the above well-known and capacious premises, which he intends to conduct on the very best principles. Boarders and Travellers will find com- fort combined with economy, and the Table d'hote replete with thorough good English Fare. The "Wines and Spirits are of the very best brands that can be procured in the market, and civility and atten- tion will be accorded to all. Billiard and Bagatelle Rooms.. They was mentioned on 15 September 1864 in Port Albert, Victoria, Australia, in the Port Albert Licencing books re immigration deposits.
     He was one of the first to sign up under the Duffy Land Act acquiring a large area known as Browns Morass which he then proceeded to drain over 10 years and his farm "Calrossie" was one of the most productive in the area. He built a creamery on his farm and later supplied the butter factory in Yarram. He purchased the first reaper and binder in the district and also led the way in many other areas of farming. He served twice as shire president - in 1873 and 1894, his son Thomas also served a term in office. He was one of the first JPs appointed and was a member of the Agricultural Society, the Dairymans Union, the Presbyterian church and the Masonic Lodge. He erected a memorial at Alberton cemetery to his parents and his wife's along with his five deceased children.
Donald Thomson MacKenzie was listed in a directory dated between 1866 and 1867 as D T McKenzie at 'Ship In', Tarraville Rd, Port Albert, Victoria.
In January 1868, Donald & Willliam McKenzie, Won Wron made payments re 274 acres £13/15/- and Wm 67 - 0-20 £8/8/-. This needs checking again.
Donald Thomson MacKenzie was listed in a directory dated 1868 as Donald McKenzie, Innkeeper at Port Albert, Victoria.
Donald Thomson MacKenzie was listed in a directory dated 1876 at of Fernbank, Yarram, Victoria.
Donald Thomson MacKenzie was listed in a directory dated 1877 at Port Albert, Victoria.
     In Donald Thomson MacKenzie's will dated 6 October 1877 in Won Wron, Victoria, Donald Thomson MacKenzie was named as executor of the estate. Donald was a beneficiary in William MacKenzie's will proved 1877 in Victoria.
     Donald and John were registered as voters at Won Wron, Victoria, on the 1883 electoral roll. East Riding of the Shire of Alberton: Donald Thompson McKenzie, house and land, 2 votes, George, Draper, ditto, 2 votes, John, farmer, ditto, 1 vote, William, farmer, ditto, 1 vote. Also Janet McKenzie, farmer, house & land, 2 votes.
     Donald and James were registered at Port Albert, Victoria, on the 1883 electoral roll. South Riding of the Shire of Alberton: Donald T, publican house, James, draper, George, draper, John, carter.
     Donald resided at Won Wron, 1887. He had an 8 roomed wooden house on 514 acres. The Gippsland times on 2 February 1887, mentioned him living at 'Fernbank' Won Wron. He was a Freemason in October 1888. and officer of the Alberton Lodge.
On Sunday night the Calrossie flax mill, owned by Mr D T M'Kenzie, was destroyed by fire, with its contents. which included the season's produce of 50 acres of flax, and 20 acres hemp, and of S acres of flax and 1 of hemp belong ing to a neighbor. There was also destroyed a breaker and a scotcher, patents and of the latest design, each the only one of its kind in the colony. The fire originated amongst some tow stored at a distance from the engine, which had not been in use since Satur day afternoon. The place was ap parently safe an hour or two before the fir- broke out, and no cause can be assigr4ed for the outbreak, which it is feared most be due to an incendiary. The glare was seen 5 or 6 miles away. The machinery, which was worth £200, was covered by insurance, but every thing else was uninsured, and the loss is estimated at £500. Great things had been hoped from the introduction of the flax treating machinery, which it was thought might solve the labor problem of the flax industry. Calrossie was visited a few weeks ago by the Minister of Agriculture.
A DISASTROUS FIRE. THE CALROSSIE FLAX MILL BURNT. YARRAM, Monday. The flax mill at Calrossie, which was visited a few weeks ago by Mr. Taverner and a Parliamentary party, was burned to the ground on Sunday night. At about midnight an employee was awakened by the noise and glare of a fire, and found the place in flames. The fire of the engine which drives the machinery had not been alight since early on Saturday afternoon, and the mill was to all appearances safe at half-past 10 on Sunday evening. The machinery which was destroyed included a new breaker and scutcher imported by Messers. Miller and Son, of Melbourne. These machines were the only ones of their sort in the colony. They were insured, but there was no insurance on either the building or the flax stored therein. Mr. McKenzie's loss is estimated at £500. Incendiarism is suspected
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The Governmet Gaxette reported on 19 Nov 1901, that Donald Thompson McKenzie Esq, JP, wa appointed as returning offficer for the electoral division of Alberton licencing district re the number of grocers licences to be increased..
     Donald was registered at Won Wron on the 1903 electoral roll.
     Donald Thomson MacKenzie travelled to Scotland in March 1907. On their return they settled at "Calrossie" now 15 Mercer Rd, Malvern. Mr D T McKenzie,ed 65. Mrs McKenzie aged 60 & W H McKenzie aged 30, departed in March 1907 on the Persic.
     In the Chronicles of early Gippsland by R T Easterby, articles from Gippsland Mercury 1910-12 p.4, it stated that he went to Russell's Creek with Charley Gadd. Russells Creek co. Dalhousie, was a quartz digging lying near Malmsbury.
In October 1911, the family gathered for their golden wedding celebration and a photograph was taken in the garden of 'Calrossie', 15 Mercer Rd, Malvern. However the Govt Gazxette on 31 Oct 1911 listed him as returning officer for Gippsland South and his address as Yarram..
     Donald and Mary were registered at 15 Mercer Rd, Malvern, Victoria, on the 1912 electoral roll. Donald Thomson was of 'independent means' with his wife Mary Ann, home duties, and Mary Isabel Brown, home duties.
Donald Thomson MacKenzie was listed in a directory dated from 1913 to 1924 as Donald T McKenzie at Malvern, Victoria.
     Donald Thomson MacKenzie made a will dated 20 March 1920 in Malvern, Victoria. He was a gentleman of "Calrossie", Mercer Rd, Malvern, and he appointed his son Thomas George and his son in law Ben Percival Johnson his executors.
     Donald died of senile debility on 30 June 1923 in 'Calrossie', Mercer Rd, Malvern, Victoria, aged 85. The Yarram newspaper reported that Mr Donald T McKenzie, who was well known throughout Gippsland, died early yesterday morning, in his 86th year, at his residence in Malvern, after a short illness. Mr McKenzie landed at Melbourne in 1856 from Cromarty, Scotland. He became a prosperous hotel proprietor in Port Albert, and was included in the first ballot arranged under the now defunct Duffy Act for the selection of land. He selected a vast territory near Yarram, now known as Calrossie, and established a satisfactory drainage system, which reclaimed all the land there. He utilized the ample water supply for one of the first American turbine power engines brought to Australia. He did much for the establishment of the butter industry. In addition to holding many public offices, he was returning officer for the electorate of South Gippsland for many years, and was a justice of the peace. He had been a freemason for nearly 40 years, and was a past-master.
Another unidentified report stated: Died on 1st instant at age 86 years after a short illness of a few days duration at his residence in Mercer Road, Malvern. Born in 1837 he retained fine mental vigor in peaceful retirement. While yet in his teens (at age 19 years) he made the great adventure to Australia in the sailing vessel Shakespeare. His chief assets on landing were youth, good health and plenty of grit. His capital could be counted on two fingers.
He accepted a position in the management of the Albion Hotel in Bourke Street, Melbourne, then conducted by a syndicate, and in 1859 (3 years after arriving) he was sent to Port Albert to straighten up the affairs of the Ship Inn. The Port at that time was quite an important shipping centre.
Whilst in charge of the Hotel, he ran the mail coach between the Port and Sale.
In 1861 he met a helpmeet in Miss Hodgson, of the nearby district of Tarraville, and was married in 1861. Just what a helpmeet the late Mrs. McKenzie was is well known to hundreds of South Gippslanders. Bright, industrious and lovable, she became at once a good wife and mother, whilst the open house characteristics of Calrossie, as their future home was called, was known far and wide.
After a short term the family moved to Woodend where Mr McKenzie became associated with the firm of Wm. McCulloch & Co., the well-known carrying agents. But he returned to Port Albert, taking over the Ship Inn which he conducted with profit for some time.
Mr McKenzie was one of the first applicants for land under the Duffy Act, and to the accompaniment of many Jeremiahs from friends - he selected a large morass territory in the district which was known as Calrossie and subsequently became one of the most valuable properties in the district.
1887 - Power generation to the Creamery; Flax growing for a while; 1st reaper and binder into the district; Shire President 1873 and 1894; Member of Agricultural Society; Dairymans Union; Presbyterian Church; Masonic Lodge; One of the first J. P.s to be appointed.
Shortly after his return from a visit to his native land, some 15 years ago, (about 1907/8 - age 71 years), Mr. McKenzie returned to Victoria and settled in Mercer Road, Malvern where he remained until his demise.
His wife predeceased him some five years ago. The family consists of five sons and four daughters.
The interment took place at Alberton Cemetery on Monday July 2nd., the Rev F. A. Hagenauer officiating at the graveside.
The deceased was the brother of James McKenzie JP, Chairman of Directors of the Gippsland & Northern Co-op. Coy. Ltd., and who was for many years a leading businessman, as well as farmer, in the Yarram district.
THANKS : The family of the late Donald T. McKenzie return thanks for letters of condolence, telegrams, etc., in connection with their recent bereavement
. He was buried on 2 July 1923 in the Presbyterian section, Alberton.
A Yarram newspaper in July 1923 reported: Two Fine Gippslanders - The Late Mr and Mrs D T McKenzie. Death has removed one of South Gippsland's earliest and staunchest pioneers in the person of Mr Donald T McKenzie who passed away at his late residence in Mercer-road, Malvern, on 1st inst., at the age of 86 years, after a short illness of a few days' duration. The late Mr McKenzie was a pioneer, not only in his settlement in the Port Albert district in 1859, but in many phases of social and productive progress, and the co-operative movement has lost one of its strongest advocates and supporters. Mr McKenzie's life story is the story of South Gippsland development, and though he spent the last few years of his life in peaceful retirement in one of Melbourne's most beautiful suburbs, he retained fine mental vigor, and was to the last keenly interested in all matters associated with the producing interests of the State. As the name implies, he was one of the great company of "fighting Macs," who have done so many of the big things in the outer parts of the British Empire, which have made her the world's greatest colonising force. Born in the "Land of brown heath and shaggy wood" in the year 1837, while yet in his teens (at the age of 19) he made the great adventure to Australia in the sailing vessel "Shakespeare", when journeys to the Antipodes were both tedious and fraught with danger. His chief assets on landing were youth, good health, and plenty of grit. His capital in pounds could be counted on two fingers. He accepted a position in the management of the Albion Hotel in Bourke-street, then conducted a syndicate, and in 1859 (three years after arrival) he was sent to Port Albert to straighten up the affairs of the Ship Inn. The port at that time was quite an important shipping centre, and was the point from which goods were transported long distances-even to Walhalla, after gold was discovered - throughout the then sparsely-settled parts of North Gippsland. Whilst in charge of the hotel, he ran the mail coach between the Port and Sale-and coaching was hazardous in those days. In 1861 he found a helpmeet in Miss Hodgson, of the nearby district of Tarraville, and was married in 1861. Just what a helpmeet the late Mrs. McKenzie was is well known to hundreds of South Gippslanders. Bright, industrious and lovable, she became at once a good wife and mother, whilst the "open house" characteristics of "Calrossie," as their future home called, was known far and wide. Whilst we give all credit to the prowess of its men pioneers, Gippsland's progress is just as much the result of the almost sublime faith and unselfish labors of the women, who lived, loved, labored, and literally gave their lives to carve homes for their husbands and families. After a short time the family moved to Woodend, where Mr. McKenzie became associated with the firm of Wm. McCulloch and Co., the well-known carrying agents. But the "call of the wild" came to him again, and he returned to Port Albert, taking over the Ship Inn, which he conducted with profit for some time. Mr McKenzie was one of the first applicants for land under the Duffy Act and-to the accompaniment of many Jeremiads from friends - he selected a large morass territory in the district, which was known as "Calrossie," and subsequently became one of the most valuable properties in the district. A turbine engine was installed, when draining had been in hand for some time, and this engine, though the first imported into Victoria, is still in active use on the property. In 1887 a separator was purchased at the International Exhibition, in Melbourne. It was intended to start a butter factory on the property, but Mr. McKenzie decided to join the movement for the establishment of a butter factory at Yarram. Various creameries were established throughout the district and the cream was despatched to Yarram factory, of which Mr. McKenzie was managing director for some time. He carried on flax growing for a while, and introduced the first reaper and binder into the district. Notwithstanding his many activities, Mr McKenzie found time to do the onerous work of a councillor for the Alberton Shire for a period of twenty-one years, filling the presidential chair in 1873 and 1894. He was a leading figure for many years on the Agricultural Society, Dairyman's Union, Presbyterian Church, and Masonic Lodge. He was also one of the first Justices of the Peace to be appointed, and-for some years was returning officer for the electorate of South Gippsland, when the late Speaker (Mr. F C Mason) was a leading figure in Victorian politics. Mr. McKenzie took a keen interest in the co-operative movement, and was a leading shareholder in many institutions of this nature. He was one of the early directors of the Gippsland Co-operative Bacon Curing Company, and was a real cooperator, in that he not only backed the company with his capital, but with the whole of his business. Shortly after his return from a visit to his native land, some 15 years ago, Mr. McKenzie returned to Victoria, and settled in Mercer-road, Malvern, where he remained till his demise. His wife predeceased him some five years ago. The family consists of five [four] sons and four [five] daughters. The interment took place at the Alberton Cemetery on Monday, July 2nd, the Rev. F. A. Hagenauer officiating at the graveside. The deceased was brother to Mr. James McKenzie, J.P., chairman of directors of the Gippsland Northern Co-operative Coy. Ltd., and who was for many years a leading business man, as well as farmer, in the Yarram district..
     His will was proved on 15 September 1923.

Children of Donald Thomson MacKenzie and Mary Ann Hodgson

Donald Thomson MacKenzie

(15 August 1870 - 1943)
     Donald Thomson MacKenzie was commonly known as Thomson. He was born on 15 August 1870 at 11 p.m in Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He was the son of John MacKenzie and Catherine Ferguson.
     Donald immigrated with the family to Victoria, Australia, in December 1870 per "Great Britain".
Donald Thomson MacKenzie married Lily Hannah Attenborough on 2 November 1902 in Won Wron, Victoria. After their marriage they moved to the Foster area until about 1908. They eventually moved to Bacchus Marsh.
     Donald was registered at Won Wron on the 1903 electoral roll. He and William MacKenzie, Francis Conway Mason MacKenzie, Thomas MacKenzie and Gilbert Edward MacKenzie were beneficiaries in John MacKenzie's will proved 8 September 1915 in Victoria.
They adopted a son: Ronald McKenzie, who married Fay Williams and lives at 117 Waverley St, Moonee Ponds..
     Donald died in 1943 in Yarraville, Victoria.

Children of Donald Thomson MacKenzie and Lily Hannah Attenborough

Donald William George MacKenzie

(27 September 1916 - 21 December 1977)
     Donald William George MacKenzie was born on 27 September 1916 in Yarram, Victoria. He was the son of David Turnbull MacKenzie and Catherine Snadden MacKenzie.
Donald William George MacKenzie married Olive Elizabeth Morris after June 1935 in Victoria. Engagements: MORRIS--McKENZIE. - Olive Elizabeth, only daughter of Mr and Mrs H E Morris Higher Rlementary School Yarram and Donald William George eldest son of Mr and Mrs David T McKenzie, Braeside, Calrossie Yarram. Donald was a farmer in Devon North.
     Donald was registered as a farmer of Calrossie for land at Won Wron at Alberton, Victoria, on the 1960 electoral roll.
     Donald was registered as Donald William George, farmer at 'Calrossie', Yarram, on the from 1966 to 1972 electoral roll.
     Donald died of a heart attack on 21 December 1977 in Devon North, Victoria, aged 61. He was buried on 23 December 1977 in Alberton.
     The administration of his estate was granted on 14 April 1978 at Victoria.

Child of Donald William George MacKenzie and Olive Elizabeth Morris

Donald William George MacKenzie

(30 April 1940 - 20 November 2005)
     Donald William George MacKenzie was commonly known as Don. He was born on 30 April 1940 in Yarram, Victoria. He was christened in Devon North, Victoria. At home. He was the son of Donald William George MacKenzie and Olive Elizabeth Morris.
     Donald was registered as Donald William George, jr, farmer at Devon North on the 1966 electoral roll.
     Donald was registered as Donald William G jr. farmer at Devon North on the 1972 electoral roll.
     Donald resided at 4 Growse Street, Yarram, 1979. Donald retired from Murray Goulburn in Yarram in December 2001. An article in the Yarram Standard news dated Dec 19 2001 on his retirement mentioned his 10 month old grand daughter.
     Donald died on 20 November 2005 in Yarram, Victoria, aged 65. He was buried on 23 November 2005 in Yarram.

Donald William Marsden MacKenzie

(23 August 1899 - circa 1990)
     Donald William Marsden MacKenzie was commonly known as Donald Martin. He was born on 23 August 1899 in Yarram, Victoria. He was the son of James MacKenzie and Emily Alice Bodman.
Donald William Marsden MacKenzie married Constance Beryl Mary Cook in 1923 in Victoria.
Donald William Marsden MacKenzie married Lois Letty Epsley after 1944.
     Donald William Marsden MacKenzie and Constance Beryl Mary Cook were mentioned in a civil court action on 3 August 1944 in Victoria. In the Court of Petty Sessions at St. Kilda, Central Bailiwick.-To DONALD WILLIAM MARSDEN MCKENZIE.-Take notice, that your wife, Constance Beryl Mary McKenzie, has sworn an Information and Issued a summons against you claiming payment of £132 arrears of maintenance from the 26th day of April, 1943, until the 24th day of July, 1944, both inclusive, under an order of the said Court made on 9th March. 1936. Unless you APPEAR at the said Court on the 14th day of August, 1944. at 10 o'clock In the forenoon, an ORDER may be MADE for payment by you of the said amount and costs of the summons. H. E. Elliott, Dowing & Oldham, 31 Queen St Melbourne, complainant's solicitors.
     Donald William Marsden MacKenzie and Constance Beryl Mary Cook were mentioned in a civil court action in February 1948 in Victoria. Maintenance act 1928.— Information for an offence punishable summarily and summons thereon in the Court of Petty Sessions, at St. Kilda. In the Central Bailiwick, Between CONSTANCE BERYL MARY McKENZIE, informant, and DONALD WILLIAM MARSDEN McKENZIE. Defendant.— The Information of the said Constance Beryl Mary McKenzie, of 11 Motherwell-street, Hawksburn, in the State of Victoria. Married Woman, who saith that the said defendant, on the ninth day of March, 1930, at St. Kllda, in the said Bailiwick and State, an ORDER was made against the said Donald William Marsden McKenzie directing him to pay the sum of Two pounds per week to the Clerk of Petty Sessions, at St. Kllda aforesald, for the maintenance of his wife, the said Constance Beryl Mary McKenzie, the first of such payments to be made on Monday, the 9th day of March, 1936, and thereafter on each succeeding Monday, and the said Constance Beryl Mary McKenzie further saith that the said Donald William Marsden McKenzde has disobeyed the said Order, Inasmuch as he has neglected to pay certain of the said weekly payments as aforesaid, amounting in all to the sum ol £136, in respect of the period from the 18th day of October, 1940. to the 6th day of February. 1948. both Inclusive. C. B. M. McKenzie, Informant. To Donald William Marsden McKenzie, of parts unknown. — Whereas the above Information has this day been laid and sworn by the abovenamed Informant before me, one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace, in and for the said Bailiwick of the said State; These are therefore, to command you, in His Majesty's name, to be and appear on Thursday, the twenty-sixth day of February, 1948, at the hour of ten o'clock in the forenoon at the said Court of Petty Sessions, at St. Kilda, to answer to the said information, and to be further dealt with according to law. Dated at Melbourne the tenth day of February. 1948. F. S. CLEARY, Stamp J.P.
     Donald died circa 1990 in Cairns, Queensland.

Donella MacKenzie

(15 August 1871 - 14 June 1968)
     Donella MacKenzie was commonly known as Ella. She was born on 15 August 1871 in Port Albert, Victoria. She was the daughter of Donald Thomson MacKenzie and Mary Ann Hodgson.
Ella McKenzie won a prize in the Upper Sixth Class at the Devon North Satate School which was reorted in teh Gippsland Guardian 21 Jan 1888.
Donella MacKenzie married John Henry Refshauge, son of Peter Peterson Refshauge and Eliza Thornhill Dudley, in 1889 in Prahran, Victoria.
     Donella died on 14 June 1968 in Hamilton, Victoria, aged 96.

Children of Donella MacKenzie and John Henry Refshauge

Doris Alma MacKenzie

(1908 - )
     Doris Alma MacKenzie was born in 1908 in Yarram, Victoria. She was the daughter of Thomas MacKenzie and Elizabeth Ann Thomas.
Doris Alma MacKenzie married John Smithies in 1925 in Victoria.

Child of Doris Alma MacKenzie and John Smithies

Duncan MacKenzie

     Duncan MacKenzie was the son of Alexander MacKenzie and Anna MacDougall.
I. DUNCAN MACKENZIE, designated of Hilton, a barony situated in Strathbraan, bounded on the north by Loch Fannich, on the south by the ridge of the hills on the north side of Strathconan, on the east by Achnault, and on the west by Ledgowan. Duncan married a daughter of Ewen Cameron, XIII. of Lochiel, with issue - an only son, his heir and successor.

Child of Duncan MacKenzie

Edward Compton MacKenzie

( - 16 July 1918)
     Edward Compton MacKenzie was the son of Charles MacKenzie.
     Edward died on 16 July 1918. Edward Compton Mackenzie of 1 Nevern Square, South Kensington, Mdx, died 16 July 1918, Porobate London 30 August to Virginia Frances Mackenzie, widow. Effects £57813.s.4d.

Child of Edward Compton MacKenzie

Edward Montague Compton MacKenzie

(17 January 1883 - 30 November 1972)
     Edward Montague Compton MacKenzie was born on 17 January 1883 in West Hartlepool, Durham, England. He was the grandson of Henry Compton (actor) satge name of Charles Mackenzie. He was the son of Edward Compton MacKenzie.
     Edward died on 30 November 1972 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, aged 89. Scottish croquet player, actor, broadcaster, writer and political activist. Remains at Barra, Scotland.

Ellen Mary MacKenzie

(18 November 1924 - 2013)
     Ellen Mary MacKenzie was born on 18 November 1924 in New Zealand. She was the daughter of John MacKenzie and Helen Livngstone Johnston.
     Ellen died in 2013 in New Zealand.

Elsie Muriel MacKenzie

(8 December 1901 - 26 June 1915)
     Elsie Muriel MacKenzie was born on 8 December 1901 in Yarram, Victoria. She was the daughter of William MacKenzie and Lily Weston.
     Elsie died on 26 June 1915 in 'Heathville', Macks Creek, Victoria, aged 13. Obituary: Deep sympathy is expressed for Mr and Mrs William McKenzie of Macks Creek, in the loss of their youngest daughter Elsie Muriel. Elsie, a strong girl of 13 years, was at school on Monday 21st inst., and on that day, a week later, relatives and friends followed her remains to the Cemetery.
On Tues. 22nd, she took ill, and as serious symptoms developed, the patient was removed to Nurse Bennets Private Hospital - suffering pneumonia. Dr. Crooks attended, but the case was beyond medical aid, and death took place on Saturday. Of the large family of six sons and six daughters this is the first death that has occurred.
The funeral on Monday was largely attended, amongst the mourners being a large number of Miss Elsie's school mates from the Lower Bulga School. Both from the State and Sunday Schools, the scholars sent a number of wreaths.
The remains were interred in the Presbyterian section of the Yarram Cemetery, the service being impressively read by the Rev. P. Tomagno. Mr James S Graham attended to the funeral arrangements
. She was buried on 28 June 1915 in Yarram. The Gippsland Standard 30 Jun 1915 had a notice: Mr and Mrs KmcKenzie and family, 'Heathville', Max Creek, desire to express their sincerest thanks to the many kind friends and relations for cards, etc for their dearly beloved daughter Elsie Muriel.

Emily Frances MacKenzie

(4 January 1895 - 4 July 1966)
     Emily Frances MacKenzie was commonly known as Frances. She was born on 4 January 1895 in 540 Station Street, Carlton North, Victoria. She was the daughter of William MacKenzie and Mary Appleyard.
     Emily was registered as Emily Frances McKenzie, home duties at Yarram, Victoria, on the 1919 electoral roll.
Emily Frances MacKenzie married Charles William Brown in 1924 in Yarram, Victoria.
     Emily died from being gassed at home on 4 July 1966 in Traralgon, Victoria, aged 71.

Emily Kate MacKenzie

(16 January 1869 - 1943)
     Emily Kate MacKenzie was born on 16 January 1869 in Port Albert, Victoria. She was the daughter of Donald Thomson MacKenzie and Mary Ann Hodgson.
Emily Kate MacKenzie married Benjamin Percival Johnson, son of Benjamin Johnson and Emily Hodgson, on 22 December 1892 in 'Calrossie', Yarram, Victoria. The local newspaper reported: ORANGE BLOSSOM - The marriage of Miss Emily Kate McKenzie and Mr Benjamin Percival Johnson was celebrated at "Calrossie", the residence of the brides parents, on Thursday last at 9 a.m., the Rev. James Groundwater being the officiating clergyman. Mr. Arthur Johnson, brother of the bridegroom, filled the important position of groomsman, while the bridesmaids were found in Misses Bertie and Georgie McKenzie and Miss Ella Johnson, sister of the bridegroom. Mr. D.T. McKenzie gave the bride away. A pleasant repast was served after the ceremony, which was partaken of by a good number of intimate friends of the happy couple and parents of the bride. The newly married couple left by train the same afternoon, the young people being simply deluged with rice as they left the station for Melbourne, where a short sojourn will be made for the honeymoon, after which they will return to take up their residence at Yarram where Mr. Johnson has been in practice as a solicitor for about 2 years past. In the language of old Rip Van Winkle, may the young people whose entrance to the united states has just been recorded "live long and prosper".
[TAB:]MARRIAGE: JOHNSON - McKENZIE - On 22nd December, at the residence of the brides parents, by the Rev. James Groundwater, Benjamin Percival Johnson, eldest son of Benjamin Johnson of "Dulce Donum", Punt Rd, Prahran, to Emily Kate, second daughter of Donald Thomson McKenzie of "Calrossie", Yarram Yarram
.
     Emily was registered as as Emily K Johnson, for a garage in Yarram £118 while residing at Hawthorn on the between 1935 and 1936 electoral roll.
     Emily died in 1943 in Kew, Victoria.

Children of Emily Kate MacKenzie and Benjamin Percival Johnson

Emma Catherine MacKenzie

(1892 - 1957)
     Emma Catherine MacKenzie was born in 1892 in Tarraville, Victoria. She was the daughter of Thomas MacKenzie and Elizabeth Ann Thomas.
Emma Catherine MacKenzie married William Jeffrey Wight, son of William Jeffrey Wight and Elizabeth Kay, in 1913 in Victoria.
     Emma died in 1957 in Caulfield, Victoria.

Child of Emma Catherine MacKenzie and William Jeffrey Wight

Finguala (Florence) MacKenzie

     Finguala (Florence) MacKenzie was born. Se was the seventh child. She married Roderick Mackenzie I, of Applecross and had issue.. She was the daughter of Murdoch MacKenzie and Margaret Rose.

Florence MacKenzie

     Florence MacKenzie married James Dunbar, son of Sir Robert Dunbar and Grisel Brodie, in August 1693.

Francis Conway Mason MacKenzie

(1897 - before 22 July 1927)
     Francis Conway Mason MacKenzie was born in 1897 in Tarraville, Victoria. He was named in honour of the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. He was the son of Thomas MacKenzie and Elizabeth Ann Thomas. Francis Conway Mason MacKenzie and William MacKenzie, Donald Thomson MacKenzie, Thomas MacKenzie and Gilbert Edward MacKenzie were beneficiaries in John MacKenzie's will proved 8 September 1915 in Victoria.
     Francis resided at Jack River, Victoria, 1922.
     Francis died before 22 July 1927 in Jack River, Victoria. He was buried on 22 July 1927 in the Presbyterian section, Yarram.

Gael Mavis MacKenzie

(August 1953 - 28 March 2014)
     Gael Mavis MacKenzie was born in August 1953 in Victoria. She was the daughter of Donald MacKenzie and Clarice Jewell Wheelhouse.
     Gael resided at 'Edgarley', Willaura, Victoria, circa 1990.
     Gael resided at 1 Mountain View Court, Ararat, 1996.
     Gael resided at Dunkeld Rd, Moyston, 1998.
     Gael resided at RMB 2275, Moyston, (Dunkeld Rd), Victoria, 1999.
     Gael died on 28 March 2014 in Ararat, Victoria, aged 60. She was buried on 2 April 2014 in the Lawn Cemetery, Ararat.

George MacKenzie

(31 October 1856 - 12 September 1882)
     George MacKenzie was born on 31 October 1856 at 1 a.m in Barkly Lane, Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He was the son of William MacKenzie and Isabella Tindal. Catherine, Thomas, Isabella, James, Robert and George were listed as the children of William MacKenzie in the 1861 census in 5 Barclay Lane, Cromarty.
     George immigrated with the family to Victoria, Australia, in December 1870 per "Great Britain".
He worked first at the Post & Telegraph Office, then joining J & G McKenzie.
George MacKenzie was granted land from 1879 in Won Wron, Victoria. In 1879 he received a licence/lease for 295 acres at Won Wron. In 1885 the lease was transferred to James who finalized the purchase in 1899. In 1879 he was also licenced for 26 acres at Won Wron which was also transferred to James.
     George MacKenzie made a will dated 6 February 1882 in Port Albert, Victoria.
     George died on 12 September 1882 in Port Albert or Alberton, Victoria, aged 25. In Memorium: It is our painful duty to report the death of Mr George McKenzie, who after an illness extending over 2 years and a half, passed away on Tuesday morning last at the early age of 25 years, that fell disease consumption being the cause of death. Deceased was widely known and respected he being almost native to the Port, and about seven years ago, when he was engaged in the local post and telegraph office, he was to all appearances a strong and healthy young man, and likely to live to a good old age. But some time after leaving the civil service in order to join the local merchant firm of J & G McKenzie, he caught a severe cold which at length turned to consumption and baffled all attempts on the part of the faculty to arrest its progress. In this case nothing was left undone which money, or the thoughtful solicitude of relatives could procure, but although life was no doubt prolonged, there was no cure for the wasting disease, and after 2 years or more of suffering in a greater or less degree, the end came shortly after 2 a.m. on the 12th instant as already stated.
The funeral cortege will move from his late residence at Port Albert at one o'clock today, and arrive at the Alberton General Cemetery at 2 p.m. He was buried on 14 September 1882 in Alberton. He has an urn type monument surrounded by wrought iron - the inscription reads: Erected by James McKenzie in affectionate memory of his brother George who died 12th Sept 1882 aged 25 years.
     His will was proved on 19 October 1882 in Victoria. The will of George Mckenzie late of Port Albert , storekeeper: administration granted to James McKenzie. Poprerty sworn at £900 and that deceased died 12 Sep 1882.
No real estate. Pesonal estate: a piece of land held under licence from the Crown dated 1 Jun 1879 containing 290 acres… ; a pice of land under license from the Crown dated 1 Sep 1879 containing about 26 acres …. The land ajoins the 295 acres. Life assurance ..Colonial Mutual Assurance Society £250. Half share on the stock in trade… storekeepers.
     George was registered as George McKenzie, draper at Won Wron, Victoria, on the 1883 electoral roll. East Riding of the Shire of Alberton, house & land, 2 votes.

George MacKenzie

(9 March 1886 - 17 October 1968)
Robert (6' 1") & George McKenzie (5" 9") with brother ?
     George MacKenzie was born on 9 March 1886 in 'Heathville', Macks Creek, Won Wron, Victoria. He was the son of William MacKenzie and Lily Weston.
     George was registered as George McKenzie, farmer at Won Wron on the from 1908 to 1912 electoral roll. George was a farmer in Won Wron.
     George served in the 21st Battalion from 30 January 1916 to 1918. He enlisted on 31 January 1916 stating that he was of Yarram, a natural born British subject, aged 29 years and 10 months, an unmarried farmer. His next of kin was his mother Mrs Lillian McKenzie of Max Creek, Lower Bulga. He was described as 5 feet 9 3/4 inches, 161 lbs, his chest measured 36/39 inches and he had a fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair and was a Presbyterian. He had 2 vaccination scars on his left arm and a scar on his left leg. He trained at Seymour. He was shipped to Portsmouth, England departing 3 July and arriving 2 September 1916 and proceeded to France per "SS Victoria" 12 November 1916 and was taken on strength 27 November 1916. He was wounded in February 1917, then returned to duty, but was wounded again on 20 March 1917. He embarked from Rouen to England per "West Australia" 15 April 1917 and recuperated at the London General Hospital. His mother was advised of his injuries along with his brothers on 12 April 1917. He returned to Australia on 10 September 1917. He was discharged 28 March 1918.
This left him crippled in both thighs from gunshot wounds and he lived with his brother in law JJ.
He was awarded the 1914/15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory medal..
On 17 April 1917 the War Office wrote to Mrs L McKenzie of Macks' Creek, Lower Bulga, South Gippslad to advise that No. 5055 Private G McKenzi and no. 50562 Private H McKenzie, both of the 21st Battalio, have been reported wounded. Henry was late of the 24th Battalion..
     George was registered as George McKenzie, a farmer, 2 entries at Max Creek or Won Wron, Victoria, on the 1919 electoral roll.
     George was registered as George McKenzie, farmer at Macks Creek, Won Wron, on the 1931 electoral roll.
He resided with his sister Lily and his cousin JJ and their family.
     George was registered as George McKenzie, farmer at Won Wron on the 1966 electoral roll.
     George died on 17 October 1968 in Devon North, Victoria, aged 82. He was buried on 21 October 1968 in Yarram.

George MacKenzie

(4 March 1799 - )
     George MacKenzie was born on 4 March 1799 in Portleich, Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He was christened on 5 March 1799 in Kilmuir Easter. He was the son of Alexander MacKenzie and Margaret Forbes.