Donald MacKay

Donald McDonald MacKay (c. 1845 – 30 January 1904) was an Australian pastoralist and politician who was a member of the Legislative Council of Western Australia from 1896 to 1902, representing North Province.

Donald MacKay
Member of the Legislative Council
of Western Australia
In office
27 July 1896  21 May 1902
Preceded byEdward Robinson
Succeeded bySir Edward Wittenoom
ConstituencyNorth Province
Personal details
Bornc. 1845
Isle of Skye, Scotland
Died30 January 1904
Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

MacKay was born on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, to Janet (née McKinnon) and Samuel MacKay. He and his parents arrived in Australia in 1855, settling in South Australia. MacKay left for Western Australia in 1869, and went to the Pilbara, where he developed a pastoral lease on the Maitland River. With his brother, Roderick MacKay, he later developed Mundabullangana Station on the Yule River. In 1892, after a drought, MacKay sold his property in the North-West and moved to Fremantle. He was elected to the Legislative Council at the 1896 elections, replacing Edward Robinson, and served a single six-year term before retiring. MacKay died in Fremantle in January 1904. He had married Charlotte Vincent in 1893, with whom he had three children.[1]


  1. Donald McDonald MacKay – Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
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