Wyndham History

Kenneth McKenzie

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Kenneth McKenzie

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Shire President 1931-1932

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1931

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Wyndham City Libraries

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eng

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Biographical Text

Kenneth McKenzie farmed in the Tarneit district.  He was a councillor for the Werribee Shire and represented the North Riding for nine years.  He was Shire President from 1931-1932 and retired from municipal life in 1938.

Kenneth was an active member of the Tarneit community, and elected Chairman of the Tarneit School Committee in 1925.

Kenneth’s farming property was named Glen Alvie.  He represented the farming community as president of the Primary Producers Restoration League. He showed a soft spot for traditional farming techniques when he aligned himself with the "Bring Back the Horse" campaign.  At the first meeting, Mr. H. C. Wilson, Manager of the State Research Farm, was most emphatic that Australia's present troubles were closely associated with the discarding of the horse.  He had proved that the horse could do work cheaper and more efficiently per unit than the tractor.  All types of horses should be brought back to public favour.

With his wife, Caroline Elizabeth McKenzie, Kenneth had six children: John, Alexander, Florence, James, Jean and Jessie. Unfortunately Alexander died just after his 30th birthday.  In 1938 at a double wedding with her sister Jessie, Jean Christina Bedford McKenzie married to Mr. Harold Llewellyn Baden Powell, who was later to become Shire President.

Kenneth moved to Berwick in 1938.

Bibliography

1925 'TARNEIT.', Werribee Shire Banner (Vic. : 1911 - 1952), 21 May, p. 5, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article75072155

1931 'Personal.', Werribee Shire Banner (Vic. : 1911 - 1952), 10 December, p. 2, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74578851

1932 'THE Werribee Shire Banner.', Werribee Shire Banner(Vic. : 1911 - 1952), 25 February, p. 2, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74579311

1933 'ANNUAL MEETING OF WERRIBEE BRANCH.', Werribee Shire Banner (Vic. : 1911 - 1952), 20 April, p. 3, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74582326

1937 'OBITUARY.', Werribee Shire Banner (Vic. : 1911 - 1952), 29 July, p. 2, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74714031 1937 'Family Notices.', Werribee Shire Banner (Vic. : 1911 - 1952), 29 July, p. 2, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74714006

1938 'Councillors Welcome New Colleague.', Werribee Shire Banner (Vic. : 1911 - 1952), 19 May, p. 6, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74715672

1938 'Double Wedding At Presbyterian Church.', Werribee Shire Banner (Vic. : 1911 - 1952), 23 June, p. 1, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74715879

Citation

Wyndham City Libraries, “Kenneth McKenzie,” Wyndham History, accessed September 26, 2022, http://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/220.

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