Alexander completed a bootmaker's apprenticeship in Ireland before coming to Australia.
Interests: Travelling up as far as the Northern Territory with his son William Henry known as Bill, James Hann looked after the shop and farm while they were away.
Getaways: Travelling up through Queenslad and the northern Territory.
Religion: Presbyterian,but his daugthers were Catholics and Bill his son Church of England.
Political view: Anti-British.
Height: Very small man.
Hair color: Blond
Eye color: Blue
Physical description: A very small and lightweigh man.
Alexander was born in Kilrea, Londonerry, Northern Ireland on the 20th January 1846, he was a Bootmaker by trade, he emmigrated to Australia in 1865, on board the ship Queen of the South, the Queen of the South arrived in Brisbane, Quueensland , Australia on December the 8th,1865. i don't know exactly when he arrived in Surat, but he does appear on the Police Electoral Rolls in Surat in 1875. [G.O. Armstrong,The Changing Years p.p.44,45 and 46, this book was published in 1970, by W.R.Smith&Paterson PTY Limited.Kemp Place, Fortitutude Valley.Brisbane-Queensland, Australia] He had a shop and house in Burrowes Street. He also owned to farms after years of hard work. Glenross was the farm he lived on in 1903.[ 1903. Electoral Rolls, Surat-Maranoa Division] Alexanders son William H. McKay is also listed on this electoral Roll, living in the house in burrowes Street, Surat. Alexander died at his son's home on the 21st January, 1922.[Australia Death Index,1787-1985, REG Place, Queensland, REG NU 002886 ,Page Nu 1077. his fathers name is recorde as Neilly Mckay.
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