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Mathew James MCNAMARA was born (date unknown). Parents: Mark MCNAMARA and Cheryl Irene JAMES.


Melissa Ann MCNAMARA was born (date unknown). Parents: Mark MCNAMARA and Cheryl Irene JAMES.


Penny Louise MCNAMARA was born (date unknown). Parents: Mark MCNAMARA and Cheryl Irene JAMES.


Sarah MCNEILAGE was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Thomas John MURRAY. Sarah MCNEILAGE and Thomas John MURRAY were married in 1860. Children were: Mary MURRAY, Thomas McNeilage MURRAY, Edith Elizabeth Sarah MURRAY, Christina Henrie MURRAY.


Robert Campbell MCNIGHT was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Mary Anne BUNTINE. Mary Anne BUNTINE and Robert Campbell MCNIGHT were married in 1909.


Lynette MCPARLANE was born (date unknown).

Spouse: David GLOVER. Lynette MCPARLANE and David GLOVER were married. Children were: Thomas William GLOVER, Jodie Anne GLOVER, David Hall GLOVER.


Mary MCPHAIL was born in 1848. She died on 14 September 1906 at the age of 58 in Warren, NSW. Gradgery on Marthaguy Creek.

Spouse: Thomas WILD.


MCPHEE was born (date unknown). Parents: Dugald MCPHEE and Margaret Emma CROOKS.

Children were: MCPHEE.


MCPHEE was born (date unknown). Parents: MCPHEE.

Children were: Sally MCPHEE, MCPHEE.


MCPHEE was born (date unknown). Parents: MCPHEE.


Dugald MCPHEE was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Margaret Emma CROOKS. Margaret Emma CROOKS and Dugald MCPHEE were married. Children were: MCPHEE.


Sally MCPHEE was born (date unknown). Parents: MCPHEE.


MCPHERSON was born (date unknown). Parents: Fred Waldron MCPHERSON and Marion Lyall Ramsay HACKETT.


MCPHERSON was born (date unknown). Parents: Gerald Murray MCPHERSON and Margaret SUTTON.


MCPHERSON was born (date unknown). Parents: Gerald Murray MCPHERSON and Margaret SUTTON.


Alexander Hackett MCPHERSON was born on 1 December 1926. He died on 24 December 1997 at the age of 71. Parents: Fred Waldron MCPHERSON and Marion Lyall Ramsay HACKETT.

Spouse: Marjory NEWTON. Marjory NEWTON and Alexander Hackett MCPHERSON were married.


Bruce Waldron MCPHERSON was born on 21 May 1932. He died on 15 September 2005 at the age of 73. Parents: Fred Waldron MCPHERSON and Marion Lyall Ramsay HACKETT.

Spouse: Barbara LEWCOCK. Barbara LEWCOCK and Bruce Waldron MCPHERSON were married.


Cyril John Bennett MCPHERSON was born on 7 June 1918. He died on 23 April 2003 at the age of 84. THE HACKETT FAMILY
By C.J.B. McPherson


My Mother's family, the Hackett's, I was able to trace back to my great great grandfather, Alexander Hackett, who was born in the Scottish fishing village of Macduff in about 1800. His wife was Ann Lyall of whom I know very little, but she was probably also born in Macduff about 1800. Alexander Hackett was a cooper and, as Macduff is located in what a Scottish friend of mine liked to describe as the "Whisky Belt" because of the large number of distilleries in the area, it is probable that the fruits of Alexander's labours were used as containers for that most popular of Scottish stimulants.

Alexander's son William, my great grandfather, was born in Macduff in 1824.

My ancestors on my Mother's side appear to have all been good, upright, hardworking citizens who did nothing to attract the attention of historians, nor, on the other hand did any of them, unlike Edward Spencer Wills, fall foul of the law.

William Hackett migrated to Australia in 1852 at the time of the Victorian gold rush. However, being a canny Scot, he doubtless figured that there was more security in conducting a general store on the goldfields than in digging holes in the ground in the hope of striking quick riches. So he established a store in Amherst in the central Victorian goldfields. Amherst in those days had a population of several thousand and must have been a rip-roaring town. How the wheel turns. When Stoney and I visited it a few years ago it was virtually a ghost town with a population of perhaps 40 or 50.

At the age of 31, some three years after arriving in Victoria, William married Margaret Smith, who had migrated from Scotland in 1855. Margaret who was born in Cullen, a short distance from Macduff, in 1826, was the daughter of John Smith, an architect, and Ann Patterson.

It appears that Margaret married William shortly after her arrival in Australia, which suggests that the couple had known each other in Scotland and that Margaret had come to Victoria expressly to wed William. However, she was not the only member of her family to migrate to Australia as I note that her brother J.V. Smith, was the informant who signed William Hackett's death certificate in 1871.

My grandfather, John Smith Hackett, joined the staff of the Talbot Post Office in about 1873. In 1882 he married Marion Ramsay who was born at Emerald Hill (now South Melbourne) in July 1855 to Scottish migrant parents. Her father Andrew Ramsay, a miller, was born in Lanarbshire in 1826 and her mother, Marion Brown, was born in Paisley, Renfrewshire in 1827. The Ramsays who married in 1844, had twelve children, five of whom must have died in childhood. Grandmother was sixth in line, but third to survive her childhood.

John and Marion Hackett had five children. They were Constance(Connie), my Mother Marion born on 4th August, 1889, John and Jean. A second son, Harold, died in infancy. Grandfather was still at the Talbot Post Office in 1889 when Mum was born. Around about 1900 he was appointed post master at Murtoa and some few years later post master at Warragul. From there he was appointed post master at Horsham in about 1910, where shortly afterwards Grandmother Hackett suffered a stroke which left her partially paralysed and subsequently led to her death in 1914 at the age of 59.

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Mum, who nursed her during the time she was paralysed, was very attached to her and she often told me what a lovable, cheerful person she was despite her affliction. Mum and Dad were married on 10th April, 1916 in Horsham.

The Hackett Family had one claim to fame although neither Mum or her family ever boasted about it. It appears that about the time that great grandfather William Hackett migrated to Australia in 1852, one of his brothers migrated to America. I have no information about his activities there, but one of his grandsons, Charles Hackett, who was about Mum's age, achieved world renown as an operatic tenor and was for many years a leading tenor with the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He was a contemporary of Enrico Caruso and John McCormick and made a number of popular recordings in the twenties. Mum told me that he came to Australia on a concert tour in the early twenties and contacted one of her Uncles who was involved in the musical world in Melbourne.
Parents: Fred Waldron MCPHERSON and Marion Lyall Ramsay HACKETT.

Spouse: Phyllis STONE. Phyllis STONE and Cyril John Bennett MCPHERSON were married.


Fred Waldron MCPHERSON was born on 31 May 1889. He died on 26 January 1971 at the age of 81.

Spouse: Marion Lyall Ramsay HACKETT. Marion Lyall Ramsay HACKETT and Fred Waldron MCPHERSON were married on 10 April 1916 in Horsham, Victoria, Australia.. Children were: Cyril John Bennett MCPHERSON, Warwick Fred MCPHERSON, Harry Patterson MCPHERSON, Gerald Murray MCPHERSON, Alexander Hackett MCPHERSON, Ian Cluny MCPHERSON, Bruce Waldron MCPHERSON, MCPHERSON.


Gerald Murray MCPHERSON (private). Parents: Fred Waldron MCPHERSON and Marion Lyall Ramsay HACKETT.

Spouse: Fay NORTON.

Spouse: Margaret SUTTON. Children were: Helen MCPHERSON, MCPHERSON, MCPHERSON.


Harry Patterson MCPHERSON was born on 4 September 1922. He died on 7 October 1978 at the age of 56. Parents: Fred Waldron MCPHERSON and Marion Lyall Ramsay HACKETT.

Spouse: Hazel WYER. Hazel WYER and Harry Patterson MCPHERSON were married.


Helen MCPHERSON died Huntington’s disease in 2009. Parents: Gerald Murray MCPHERSON and Margaret SUTTON.


Ian Cluny MCPHERSON (private). Parents: Fred Waldron MCPHERSON and Marion Lyall Ramsay HACKETT.

Spouse: Lois CUSACK.

Spouse: Patricia RICHMOND.

Spouse: Myra FENTON.


Warwick Fred MCPHERSON was born on 6 December 1920. He died on 22 February 2001 at the age of 80. Parents: Fred Waldron MCPHERSON and Marion Lyall Ramsay HACKETT.

Spouse: Mamie CHEQUER. Mamie CHEQUER and Warwick Fred MCPHERSON were married.


Barry MCQUEEN (private). Parents: Ewan Neil "Neil" MCQUEEN and Florence Isabel DUNN.


Ewan Neil "Neil" MCQUEEN was born in 1888. He died in 1967 at the age of 79. He was a Teacher & Headmaster.

Spouse: Florence Isabel DUNN. Florence Isabel DUNN and Ewan Neil "Neil" MCQUEEN were married on 30 April 1913. Children were: Garth MCQUEEN, Patricia MCQUEEN Lady, Sheila MCQUEEN, Barry MCQUEEN.


Garth MCQUEEN was born in 1916. He died in 2000 at the age of 84. Parents: Ewan Neil "Neil" MCQUEEN and Florence Isabel DUNN.


Patricia MCQUEEN Lady (private). Parents: Ewan Neil "Neil" MCQUEEN and Florence Isabel DUNN.

Spouse: Anthony Frank MASON Sir.


Sheila MCQUEEN was born (date unknown). Parents: Ewan Neil "Neil" MCQUEEN and Florence Isabel DUNN.

Children were: Sally .


Ada Maud Little MCVEIGH was born in 1919 in Hotham West, Victoria. Parents: David Alfred MCVEIGH and Elsie Edith LITTLE.


David Alfred MCVEIGH was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Elsie Edith LITTLE. Elsie Edith LITTLE and David Alfred MCVEIGH were married in 1906 in Victoria. Children were: Hilda May MCVEIGH, Leslie Thomas MCVEIGH, Doris Edith Little MCVEIGH, Ada Maud Little MCVEIGH.


Doris Edith Little MCVEIGH was born in 1916 in Hotham West, Victoria. Parents: David Alfred MCVEIGH and Elsie Edith LITTLE.


Hilda May MCVEIGH was born in 1913. She died on 14 January 1978 at the age of 65 in Mena House, Melbourne, Victoria. She was buried on 17 January 1978 in Fawkner Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: David Alfred MCVEIGH and Elsie Edith LITTLE.

Spouse: Frederick Joseph BURROWS. Hilda May MCVEIGH and Frederick Joseph BURROWS were married in 1934 in Coburg, Victoria. Children were: Donald BURROWS, Shirley BURROWS, Joy BURROWS, Rodney BURROWS.


Leslie Thomas MCVEIGH was born in 1914 in Hotham West, Victoria. He was buried on 5 August 1977 in Fawkner Cemetery. He died in August 1977 at the age of 63 in Bundoora, Victoria. Parents: David Alfred MCVEIGH and Elsie Edith LITTLE.


Charles Hilton MCWHIRTER died on 31 December 1991 in St Marys, Sydney.

Spouse: Olive Ruth MACKENZIE. Olive Ruth MACKENZIE and Charles Hilton MCWHIRTER were married in 1928 in Parramatta, NSW.


Mary MEADES was born in Linton, Kent, England.

Spouse: Charles ALCHIN. Mary MEADES and Charles ALCHIN were married on 3 August 1812 in Linton, Kent, England.


Frederick Albert Stanley MEALE (private). Parents: Frederick Claude MEALE and Clara Violet HILLIER.


Frederick Claude MEALE was born on 4 September 1904 in Junee, NSW. He died on 7 January 1994 at the age of 89 in Kiama , Nsw.

Spouse: Clara Violet HILLIER. Clara Violet HILLIER and Frederick Claude MEALE were married on 4 September 1924 in Temora , NSW. They were divorced in 1950. Claude Meale re married Pheobe Davies in 1954 after the divorce from Clara They were divorced. Children were: Mary Eileen MEALE, Frederick Albert Stanley MEALE, Robert James MEALE, Margaret Jean MEALE, Irene Hilda MEALE.


Irene Hilda MEALE was born on 13 February 1943. She died on 21 August 1952 at the age of 9 in Temora , NSW. Parents: Frederick Claude MEALE and Clara Violet HILLIER.


Margaret Jean MEALE was born on 30 December 1936. She died on 27 April 1951 at the age of 14 in Sydney, NSW. Margaret died from a brian tumour ,however contracted TB from a hospital cup ,prior to her demise ,.Cremated in Sydney and
Margarets ashes were placed in her mothers grave at Temora on 12 May 2004 by her sister Eileen and brothers Fred and Bob. Parents: Frederick Claude MEALE and Clara Violet HILLIER.


Mary Eileen MEALE (private). Parents: Frederick Claude MEALE and Clara Violet HILLIER.

Children were: Louise MURRAY.


Robert James MEALE (private). Parents: Frederick Claude MEALE and Clara Violet HILLIER.


Maria Alexandra MEARNS (private).

Spouse: Alan Frank SMITH. Children were: Maddison Elouise SMITH.


Amanda MEDWAY was born (date unknown). Parents: Ian MEDWAY and Sue DOWLING.


Anne-Maree MEDWAY was born (date unknown). Parents: Gavin K MEDWAY and Darlene HANSON.


Billy Joe MEDWAY was born (date unknown). Parents: Gavin K MEDWAY and Darlene HANSON.


Brett W K MEDWAY was born (date unknown). Parents: Kerry MEDWAY and Linda FRIEND.

Spouse: Leanne CAREY. Leanne CAREY and Brett W K MEDWAY were married. Children were: Samual MEDWAY, Jesse Lea MEDWAY, Maddie MEDWAY, Casey MEDWAY.


Casey MEDWAY was born (date unknown). Parents: Brett W K MEDWAY and Leanne CAREY.


Cheryl MEDWAY was born (date unknown). Parents: Stanley MEDWAY and Valerie ALLCOTT.


Christopher MEDWAY was born (date unknown). Parents: Henry MEDWAY and Margaret BUSH.

Spouse: Kathleen SHILKO. Kathleen SHILKO and Christopher MEDWAY were married. Children were: Jacqueline MEDWAY.

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