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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



Malcolm Wallace MCLEAN

Malcolm Wallace MCLEAN

Male 1898 - 1980  (82 years)

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  • Name Malcolm Wallace MCLEAN  [1
    Born 29 May 1898  Sheep Hills Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • The BRB has the birthdate as 29th May 1898 whereas Dianne Facey has it at the day after, on 30th May.
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes
    • «b»Malcolm Wallace McLean«/b» born 30/5/1898 at Sheep Hills, Victoria.

      Occupation: Farmer of Ml Schank, S.A. Retired to Ml Gambier.

      Married 1st: Mary Taylor (b. 12/5/1898) - 6 children.

      Death: Mary of tuberculosis aged 36 years on 20/7/1934.

      Married 2nd: Irene Esther Gaskin (b. 25/6/1904) his housekeeper - 3 daughters

      Deaths:
      Irene McLean aged 64 years at Mt Gambier.
      Malcolm died aged 82 years on 12/10/1980 at Mt Gambier.
      All were interred there.

      History: Malcolm joined the 1st A.l.F. toward the end of W.W.1 but did not see any action. He was able to get a soldier settlement farm at Mt Schank and farmed sheep and dairy cows and grew oats and potatoes as well as working at clearing drains. He was a quiet. good natured man who liked to tease the children and enjoyed a battle of wits.

      Mary's ill health caused the children to be fostered out. During the 1930s Malcolm won gold medals for best and fairest footballer in the district. His housekeeper, then second wife, destroyed all photos and documents to do with his first wife Mary. He was hard working and as well as the farming he did road work with a scoop and a team of horses. He sold the farm in 1948-49 and moved to Mt Gambler where he owned two houses, numbers 33 and 35 Doughty Street, and there Peter, Jeff, Vera and Pat lived with him.

      Malcolm was a regular drinker at the "Bellum" Hotel and then took up illegal bookmaking at Gifford's Hotel (now Mt Gambler Hotel) and earned the name of "The Punter's Pal". When aged in his 60s and at Gifford's Hotel the police came in so he hastily hid the betting slips in the toilet cistern and walked home and retrieved them later Once. he had to appear in court and as "a poor old pensioner" was fined $100 to his amusement as he made much more than that and kept his hoard under the mattress. Whenever he needed to talk on the telephone he put his glasses on "to hear better".

      He was a councillor at Port MacDonnell and there was a road at Mt Schank named alter him. In old age he suffered from diabetes, gout and arthritis and had one foot and several toes amputated but he never lost his sense of fun' (Robyn Messenger supplied the above short history of Malcolm McLean)

      CHILDREN (9):
    Occupation Mt Schank SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Residence Retirement  Mt Gambier SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 12 Oct 1980  Mt Gambier SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Mt Gambier SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-4827  Christina and Donald McLean | Archibald McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2018 

    Father Charles Soward MCLEAN,   b. 2 Mar 1859, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1952, Mt Gambier SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Relationship -1467 
    Mother Maria Elizabeth KRUGER,   b. 29 Jun 1864, Linlithgow Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1945, Kongorong SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship -1467 
    Married 28 Feb 1884  Murtoa Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • St George's Lutheran Church, Murtoa, Vic
    Family ID F-1467  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary TAYLOR,   b. 12 May 1898, SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1934  (Age 36 years) 
    Children 
     1. DM M
     2. GW M
     3. MC M
     4. Jeffrey Roy MCLEAN,   b. 19 Aug 1929, Mt Schank SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2013 16:43:00 
    Family ID F-1571  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Irene Esther GASKIN,   b. 25 Jun 1904,   d. 22 Jun 1968, Mt Gambier SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Children 
     1. MI M
     2. NJ M
     3. B M
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2013 16:45:00 
    Family ID F-1572  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0383 - Maria Ashby, George, Myrtle & Malcolm McLean.jpg
    0383 - Maria Ashby, George, Myrtle & Malcolm McLean.jpg
    0390 - Family of Peter and Lexie McLean (nee Pycroft) with 7 children.jpg
    0390 - Family of Peter and Lexie McLean (nee Pycroft) with 7 children.jpg
    LN P (I4836)
    JM M (I4837)
    VD M (I4853)
    TA M (I4854)
    DF M (I4849)
    GC M (I4845)
    RM M (I4841)
    SP M (I4859)
    0391 - Siblings: Malcolm (Peter) McLean & Doreen Hegarty (nee McLean).jpg
    0391 - Siblings: Malcolm (Peter) McLean & Doreen Hegarty (nee McLean).jpg
    DM M (I4832)

    Stories
    1995 - Malcolm Wallace McLean & Mary Taylor & Irene Esther Gaskin
    1995 - Malcolm Wallace McLean & Mary Taylor & Irene Esther Gaskin
    Biography as published in the BRB in 1995.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] FS BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .

    2. [S-148] FS Dianne Facey - ID 4624 - further evidence welcome, Worksheet 26 on 3rd March 2018 - inputted by Don Gordon on 8th March 2018.
      Details provided by Dianne are held in the records of the C&D McLean Committee. These records are accessible via 'Contact us' on the homepage and will eventually be available at the Strathalbyn NTSA.

    3. [S-60] http://graememoad.com/Family/WC182/WC182_227.HTM, 5 Dec 2016.
      Offers a marriage date and location which were blank.
      Researcher Lorna McLean 05.12.2016