File File 3 - Newspaper cuttings

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UQFL418-Series B-Subseries 9-File 3


Newspaper cuttings


  • 1913-1937 (Creation)

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1 folder

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Ian Macdonald was born in Brisbane in 1900. In 1913 he was accepted into the Royal Australian Naval College at Geelong and entered the Royal Australian Navy as a Cadet Midshipman.

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Alistair Macdonald was born in Georgetown, North Queensland on 2 June 1896 to Alexander Rose Macdonald and Nancy Macdonald (nee Armitage). He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 5 October 1914 and served in Belgium and France as part of the 12th Infantry Battalion, rising to the rank of Lieutenant. He later became Associate to Alan Mansfield and accompanied him to the International Military Tribunal for the Far East.

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Cuttings from various newspapers including The Argus, Sydney Morning Herald and the Daily Mail relating to Ian Macdonald, the Australian navy in WWI, HMAS Australia, HMS Hood, and the visit of the American fleet to Australia in 1925. There are several death notices for Ian Macdonald which appear to have been collected by his brother Alistair.

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Arranged chronologically.

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Unrestricted access.

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Copyright applies. Contact the Fryer Library.

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  • English

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Created, FF, 22-Oct-2020




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  • Box: UQFL418 Box 5