«b»Brian Maxwell McLean«/b» b. 29/7/1932.
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."
[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. .
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