Archibald McIntyre

Born:       Abt.1842 (Cardross, Dunbartonshire, Scotland)
Died:         15 June 1914 (Mackay, Queensland) aged 72 years.
Buried:     16 June 1914 (Mackay Cemetery, Presbyterian Section)
Parents:   Archibald MCINTYRE and Mary McCRAE
Marriage: 31 December 1867 (Queensland) to Mary Anne McCABE
Religion:   Presbyterian


Mr. A. McIntyre


The death occurred last evening of Mr. Archibald McIntyre, a well known resident of Mackay, and one who has been associated with the district for nearly half a century.

Born at Cardross, Dumbartonshire, Scotland 73 years ago, Mr. McIntyre proceeded to Australia at an early age.  He remained in the south for a few years, but he caught the  gold fever, which was very prevalent at the time, and when the Peak Downs rush broke out the late Mr. McIntyre left his occupation as a carpenter and followed the lure of the golden grain. 

Archibald McIntyre's grave, Mackay Cemetery.
(Glen Hall Collection, October 2004)

Like many others, however his mining experiences were not profitable and realising that he had forfeited the substance for the shadow, he decided to return to his trade. 

He left the newly-found goldfield and settled in Bowen. After a time, however he decided to again move on, and came south as far as Mackay, where he has resided for over forty-nine years. 

He was a building contractor for a number of years, but subsequently retired from active work, and has lived privately for some considerable time. 

At one time he was  the owner of the Crown hotel, and was proprietor of the Grand Hotel at the time of his death. 

He leaves a wife and family of five boys and six girls.  Of the latter Messrs. Tom, Walter and Bob McIntyre, Mrs. A. Bourne, and the Misses K. and I. McIntyre, reside in Mackay, while Mr. A.D. McIntyre is manager of the Union Bank at Pittsworth, Mr. J.D. McIntyre resides at Ayr, Mr. P. McIntyre in Sydney, Mrs Rosenkamp and Mrs. Lugg in Brisbane. 

The funeral leaves the residence this afternoon at 4 o’clock and will be attended by members of the Loyal Mackay Lodge, of which deceased was a trustee.


The Daily Mercury, Tuesday, June 16, 1914.

Archibald McIntyre was a builder who was also the first Treasurer of the Mackay Chamber of Commerce established on Monday, April 25, 1887.


The Daily Mercury, Friday, October 30, 1987, p.2.

Other Sources:

Queensland Pioneers Index, 1829-1889

Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914.

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