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Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837
1900 - 1985 (84 years)
||Christina (Tina) KEOUGH  |
||12 Nov 1900
||Wentworth NSW 
||Strathalbyn SA 
||5th child of James Stanley & Christina McPhee (nee McLean) Keough. Educated at Strathalbyn when her parents returned to the town and became a tailoress at Bell & Co. (Strathalbyn) until her marriage. Her husband Bertie George Blunt,b. 10/3/1901 at Hanson, S.A. son of Edward & Ellen (nee Slough) Blunt.|
and was a clerk with the S.A. Railways when they married. Leaving Strathalbyn in 1933 when he was appointed Station Master at Apamurra on the former Monarto-Sedan Railway.
The "Southern Argus" dated Thursday 17/3/1927 described the wedding:
"A pretty & popular wedding took place at St. Andrew's (Presbyterian) Church on Saturday afternoon when Miss Christina (Tina) Keough daughter of the late Mr & Mrs James S.Keough was united in holy matrimony to Mr Bertie George Blunt of the S.A.R. Strathalbyn. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. A. A. McKenzie B.A., the church having been beautifully decorated for the occasion by the girl friends of the bride who wore a beautiful gown of white silk with silk lace trimmings & a cap veil daintily arranged. She looked very sweet & carried the customary bouquet. The bridesmaid, Miss M. McLean, was frocked in very pale heliotrope with a cap to match. The bridegroom was attended by Mr H. H. Tiller. The happy couple were given a large number of beautiful presents, motored to Aldgate to join the Express there to Mt Buffalo, Victoria where they are spending their honeymoon."
Residence: 220 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach, SA. but at the latter pan of his life, Bertie with Tina, removed to Brighton.
Death: Bertie died on 5/5/1975 aged 74 years at the Julia Farr Centre, Fullarton, S.A.
Obituary: from the "Southern Argus" 8/5/1975.
"The passing of Mr Bertie George Blunt announced this week in the daily press. Bert was employed as a clerk in the S.A. Railways and married a Strathalbyn girl Christina Keough, a sister of Hughie, Stan, Murray, Bob & Maggie, all well known Strathalbyn residents & since deceased. Ben joined the Lodge of St. John in 1926, was Master 1933 & later Master of Mark Lodge. He was also Scout Master of the local troop during his stay at Strathalbyn. Besides his wife he leaves a married daughter, Marie. After a sen/ice at the Norman Memorial Chapel his remains were cremated on Tuesday afternoon last."
Death: of Christina (Tina) Blunt (nee Keough) on 27/9/1988 aged 84 years at the Oaklands Nursing Home. Also cremated at Centennial Park.
||Strathalbyn SA 
|Tayoress with Bell & Co |
- Until she married in 1927.
||Henley Beach SA 
|Childhood-early life: Seaview Road Henely Beach SA |
||Brighton SA 
|In later part of the lives of Bertie and Tina. |
||27 Sep 1985
||Adelaide SA [1, 2]
- Death at Oaklands Nursing Home SA 27 Sep 1988 NO SOURCE.
Centennial Park SA (Source:austcemindex.com.au)
||Christina and Donald McLean | Ewen (Hugh the younger) McLean's descendants
||14 Nov 2018 |
||James b.1856 KEOUGH, b. 1856, Strathalbyn SA , d. 13 Jun 1923, Strathalbyn SA (Age 67 years) |
||Christina McFee MCLEAN, b. 17 Apr 1863, Strathalbyn SA , d. 24 Mar 1926, Strathalbyn SA (Age 62 years) |
||28 Feb 1894
||Strathalbyn SA 
- Married at residence of Hugh McLean.
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- [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. .
- [S-7] CEMETERY Australian Cemeteries Index, https://austcemindex.com/?family_name=blunt&state=SA, 14 Nov 2018 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
Blunt Christina b.1901? d.27 Sep 1985 aged 84 Centennial Park SA Lych Gate Wall 51, E017
Groom Last Name: KEOUGH
Bride Given Name(s): Christina
Bride Last Name: MCLEAN
Marriage Date: 1894, February 28
Marriage Place: Res of Hugh McLean Strathalbyn
Groom Age: 38
Groom Approx. Birth Year: 1856
Groom Marital Status: S
Groom Father: James KEOUGH
Bride Age: 31
Bride Approx. Birth Year: 1863
Bride Marital Status: S
Bride Father Name: Hugh MCLEAN