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Alfred Parker MCLEAN, Justice Of Peace

Alfred Parker MCLEAN, Justice Of Peace[1]

Male 1920 - 1998  (78 years)

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  • Name Alfred Parker MCLEAN  [2
    Suffix Justice Of Peace 
    Nickname Alf 
    Born 5 May 1920  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Education 1925-1937  Angas Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Attended Angas Plains School from Maplemore Homestead and later Strathalbyn High School by bus. 
    Biography Notes 1938  Port Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Joined S.A. Police Force, serving Thebarton, Mt Gambier, retiring in Cowell after an armed hold up in 1956.
    Alf entered into police training at the Police Depot, Port Adelaide, and Police Barracks, Thebarton, being sworn in at 21 years and posted to Naracoorte, thence to Mount Gambier, Adelaide, Thebarton Police Station, Kingoonya and Cowell - as well as relieving in many country and suburban stations.  
    Marriage/Wedding 1953  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    After marrying Miss Lola Blackman, of Ararat, in 1953, they were transferred to Cowell where the last two of three children were born.  
    Occupation 1955  Cowell SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Appointed District Clerk of the District Council of Franklin Harbour, having in 1955 been appointed Secretary of the Cowell District Hospital, Inc. In these appointments he was greatly assisted by his wife, Lola, who was a registered triple-certi nurse.
     
    Achievements/Education 1956  Thebarton SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    ln 1956 he was involved in the single handed arrest of an armed offender, who was threatening to shoot him. He was awarded a Police Commissioners Commendation for "displaying unusual physical courage and exceptional tact when arresting the armed offender". 
    Biography Notes 1941-1956  Thebarton SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Joined S.A. Police Force, into police training at the Police Depot, Port Adelaide, and Police Barracks, being sworn in at 21 years of age.
    serving Narracoorte, Mt Gambier, Thebarton, Kingoonya as well as relieving in many country and suburban stations. Alf later retiring whilst serving in Cowell after an armed hold up in 1956.
    He was involved in the single handed arrest of an armed offender, who was threatening to shoot him. Awarded a Police Commissioners Commendation for "displaying unusual physical courage and exceptional tact when arresting the armed offender".  
    Occupation 1974-1985  Glenelg SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Glenelg District Community Hospital,lnc.,serving until he retired in 1985. 
    Achievements/Education 1988  Cowell SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1988 he organized the first McLean Family Reunion, with the unveiling of a plaque at Marleston (earlier 1937 named Hilton)commemorating the growing of the 1838 wheat crop. 
    Achievements/Education 1988  Cowell SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    In 1988 he was invited back to Cowell by the District Council to perform the opening of the new District Council Chambers, located in the former National Bank Building.  
    Achievements/Education 1980-1996  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Initiating and co-responsible for the preparation of the total manuscript of the family story "Donald and Christina Mclean the first wheat growers in South Australia" with the assistance of his wife, Lola, and local historian, Miss Margaret Stevenson, who had recently completed another family history of the district. She worked painstakingly to prepare the initial family Mclean history without the use of computers. She has been of immense help in this enterprise. Mrs Candy Scown, of Strathalbyn, has been the word processor for most of the manuscript. The generous help of Mrs Jill McDonald, author of "History of Ewen and Rachel McDonald and Descendants" (Rachel being a sister of John McLean) is also respectfully acknowledged.
    Residence: Alf and Lola then lived in retirement at Harriet Street, Strathalbyn until Alfs death in 1998 when Lola moved to Glenelg.
     
    Public Office c.1970's  Cowell SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Now Dip. Local Govt. J.P.(excerpt from BRB) awaiting email reply (26.5.2020 ljm) from jpservices@sa.gov.au 
    Occupation 1970's  Kingoonya SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Kingoonya was an interesting experience in opening a new Police Station, about 400 miles north of Adelaide, with district extending beyond Coober Pedy. Soon after it was closed down and the cells remain today in 2020.  
    Residence 1980-1998  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Harriet St Strathalbyn SA 
    Died 12 Oct 1998  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cremated Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ashes at Cowell and at Strathalbyn
    Person ID I-3837  Christina and Donald McLean | John McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 26 May 2020 

    Father Edwin James b1871 MCLEAN,   b. 16 Oct 1871, Angas Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1950, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship -1261 
    Mother Olivia Mary (Queenie) PARKER,   b. 23 May 1885, Collingwood Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1955, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship -1261 
    Married 26 Jul 1919  Melbourne Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • "McLean family bible was originally given by Mary Stacey to Mrs Edwin James McLean (Adelaide Hull-"Addie")...(currently in custodianship of Edwin James McLean [Albany WA] in 2016) are copies of several pages of (unknown which newspaper-clippings). We know by family memories [FM] of Joan Natalie McLean that first Addie then Queenie compiled most of the following. One such clipping reads:MARRIAGE: MCLEAN-PARKER-On Saturday, 26th July 1919 at the Presbyterian church, Northcote,Victoria, by the Rev. W. R. Rock., Edwin James McLean, angas Plains, SA to Olivia Mary (Queenie), elder dau of Mr and Mrs B E Parker, Waterloo Road, Angas Plains, "Waterloo",SA

      1944: MCLEAN-PARKER Mr and Mrs E J Mclean Maplemore Angas Plains SA annoince the 25th wedding anniversary, solemnised on July26, 1919 at Northcote, Victoria, Presbytarian Church, by Rev Robert W Rock.

      Lastly:Mr B E Parker who die dat Strathalbyn recently at the age of 83 years, after a short illness, was for many years an esteemed worker in the firm of Trodels, printers, Melbourne (work reference in all media). After retiring from the firm, he and his wife lived at Murray Bridge SA for several years with his dau, Mrs H Fordham. After her death, Mr and Mrs Parker made their home with thier only remining child Mrs E J Mclean of Angas Plains. Mrs Parker predeceased her husband in 1940. In this younger days Mr Parker was a tenor singer in the Scots Church choir. He often also accompanied his dau Olivia Mary (queenie) Parker for community entertainment.
    Occupation Musician and music teacher 
    • Associate of the London College of Music
    Family ID F-1261  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family L B 
    Children 
     1. FE M
     2. LA M
     3. JR M
    Last Modified 26 May 2020 07:28:28 
    Family ID F-1262  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0102 - Murray, Poole, Royal, Alf McLean, Benton, Sturtzel, Hickey & Jackson.jpg
    0102 - Murray, Poole, Royal, Alf McLean, Benton, Sturtzel, Hickey & Jackson.jpg
    G W (I1593)
    MH M (I2302)
    DG B (I2303)
    VS G (I1100)
    P S (I1465)
    0324 - McLean family - Lola, Alf, Mona, Jack & Jean - at Mona's 90th birthday in 1995.jpg
    0324 - McLean family - Lola, Alf, Mona, Jack & Jean - at Mona's 90th birthday in 1995.jpg
    LB 3848
    0335 - Alf & Lola McLean.jpg
    0335 - Alf & Lola McLean.jpg
    LB 3848

    MCLEAN:Alf and Jack eldest brothers of Benjamin b1925 to Olivia Mclean nee Parker and Edwin James McLean
    Wedding Alfred Parker McLean and Lola Blackman 1953
    Wedding Alfred Parker McLean and Lola Blackman 1953

    3 generations at Maplemore SA Mary Clarke Parker nee Reid, dau Olivia Mary Mclean nee Parker, 1922 first born son and grandson Alfred Parker Mclean

    Documents
    Alfred Parker McLean - appointed Crown Lands Ranger on 14th Feb 1945
    Alfred Parker McLean - appointed Crown Lands Ranger on 14th Feb 1945
    BRB-Big Reg Book:-front cover
    BRB-Big Reg Book:-front cover
    1995 publication by Alf McLean and a team of Alexandrina Regional family members to record FM (family memories). Image of Aunty Lola McLeans (nee Blackman-Alf's wife) on April 2016 visit.

    Headstones

    HS STRATH MCLEAN Alfred Parker d1998

    Stories At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-13] REGISTER Burials & Cremations - Alexandrina Council SA, Family History Group at Library, 54, 18/05/2016 source ljm burial register.
      Noted a difference of register 12.10.1998 and screen 2002

    2. [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. .

    3. [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. , 9 Apr 2020 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      see attached

    4. [S-13] REGISTER Burials & Cremations - Alexandrina Council SA, Family History Group at Library, 54, 18/05/2016 source ljm burial register.
      difference in website date of "2002 as death year only
      register states d.12.10.1998 cremated/burial 15.10.1998
      Niche 2 Strathalbyn Columbarium SA

    5. [S-11] BDM certificate - sighted and attached .