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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837

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  • Gender Male 
    Person ID I-3859  Christina and Donald McLean | John McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2020 

    Father Benjamin Ernest MCLEAN,   b. 18 Nov 1925, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 2009, Albany WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Joan Natalie # SMITH,   b. 28 Sep 1931, Nailsworth SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 14 Feb 1952  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F-1271  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Last Modified 13 Jun 2017 16:45:47 
    Family ID F-1272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    McLean's 1958 homebuilt caravan on truck
    McLean's 1958 homebuilt caravan on truck

    A double horse day cart to play on Photo 1964

    AVOIDED DEATH BY CARBON MONOXIDE? 1955 at Maplemore, Angas Plains SA Joan McLean nee Smith was able to reach down into the newly constructed well as Benjamin Ernest McLean was staggering to climb the ladder to fresh air after realising fumes of welding machine almost overtook him.

    1964Dec-1st NULLABOR TRIP TO WA. Mum taking photo, Dad, Edwin Jenny Lorna Natalie (Cynthia 22moa) stayed with Aunty Lola McLean-flew Perth Ansett in Jan 1965.

    1961 Queensland HANDPICKING COTTON days. L to R Joan nee Smith, Benjamin McLean in rear, Jenny, Edwin, Natalie, Lorna. Cynthia not born til 1963.

    1959 SCHOOL BUS to Strathalbyn SA. Walked through a paddock to Waterloo Homestead to get the bus, a first year-Jenny and Edwin in year 2

    1963 Peter Pidgeon became Petra after identifying the childrens pet was female!

    1940's Buick Truck nearly asphyxiated Edwin James lying near hole in the floor over engine on a long trip with fumes making him flaccid and pale on arrival. Stripped and removed from vehicle.

    1953 FIRST TRUCK leaked gas and gassed Edwin on a trip. Almost fatal. On arrival home from shopping with 9month old first baby, Benjamin asked how did baby travel? Joan said slept all way there and back. Benjamin immediately grabbed infant and stripped him bare in the wind to get him to breathe fresh air. The vehicle he knew was leaking carbon monixide gas into the cabin from a rotting floor board. But Joan would not have noticed with her window open. The baby was resting/sleeping on the floor

    three generations fo mcleans and parkers. Cricket and Picnic at Victor Harbour 1930's. from L Queenie, Benjamin Ernest McLean, Jack Mclean, Alfred Parker McLean , second row from L is Edwin James Mclean, unknown female, unknown female, brother of Mary Clarke-Reid Parker, 3rd row from L sister Mary Clarke-Reid Parker, and Benjamin Ernest Parker.
    1932 CRICKET gathering of Parkers and McLeans and Reids (Bob labelled unknown-but in fact is brother to Mary Clarke PARKER nee Reid)

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