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Brian Maxwell MCLEAN

Brian Maxwell MCLEAN

Male 1932 - 1949  (17 years)

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  • Name Brian Maxwell MCLEAN  [1
    Born 29 Jul 1932  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes
    • «b»Brian Maxwell McLean«/b» b. 29/7/1932.
      Occupation: Shearer.

      Two brothers, Brian (17yrs) and Donald (19 yrs) were killed in separate motor cycle accidents just one month apart.

      Death: on 23/12/1949 aged 17 years at Hamilton Base Hospital, Victoria.
      From the "Border Watch" of 22/12/1949:
      "Brian Maxwell McLean aged 17 years 01 Kongorong died in the Hamilton Base Hospital on Tuesday from severe head injuries sustained when his motor cycle failed to negotiate a turn near Dunkeld on Fnday night. The youth was returning to Dunkeld after a run on his machine along the Victoria Valley Road. He failed to take the turn and crashed through a post and rail fence. Three panels of the fence were smashed. He was removed to the Hamilton Hospital by ambulance. McLean had been shearing on the Mount Sturgeon Estate and had returned to Dunkeld on Friday afternoon after completion of his duties. Although not a dangerous road the Victoria Valley Road is classed as one that has to be negotiated with care. A man was killed at the same bend in similar circumstances four years ago. The youth was a son of Mr and Mrs L. D. McLean of Kongorong. He was a student of Mount Gambler High School leaving about three years ago. In recent months he had been shearing. The funeral took place at the Mt Gamblier Cemetery this afternoon."
    Cause of death 00 Dec 1949  [1
    Motor cycle accident with brothewr Donald James at the time 
    Occupation Shearer  [1
    Died 23 Dec 1949  [1, 2
    Buried Mt Gambier SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-4952  Christina and Donald McLean | Archibald McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2014 

    Father Lindsay Donald MCLEAN,   b. 18 Apr 1899, Beulah Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1960, Mt Gambier SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Mary Jane/t (Madie) CHANT,   b. 22 Jun 1906, Tantanoola SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1969, Murray Bridge SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Family ID F-1596  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] BRB 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995 copies available, 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-180] NEWSPAPER TROVE Narracoorte Herald (SA : 1875 - 1954), 1, 28 Mar 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      MONDAY 6 FEB 1950 pp1
      Donald James McLean, 19 years old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay Donald McLean, of Kongorong, near Mount Gambier, died in the Royal Hospital, Newcastle, N.S.W., on Thursday, as the result of an. accident;

      His brother, Brian McLean, died in the Hamilton Hospital in December 1949 from injuries sustained in a motor cycle accident. The funeral of Donald James McLean-will take place at the Mount Gambier I
      cemetery tomorrow.