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Commemorates the shearer, trade unionist and politician. When the first Labor government took office in New South Wales in October 1910, Macdonell became colonial secretary and minister for agriculture.
However, plagued by increasing illness over sixteen years, he suffered a complete breakdown of health in January 1911. In February he moved to Melbourne for rest, but went into hospital immediately and remained there. He retained his portfolio as chief secretary but relinquished agriculture in September, when his seat was formally declared vacant because of his absence from parliament. He was re-elected unopposed but died of cancer on 26 October 1911.
|Address:||Dalyenong Road, Cemetery, Stuart Mill, 3478|
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Erected by Members of The Australian Workers Union In Memory of DONALD MACDONELL General Secretary A.W.U. 1900-1911 Chief Secy. McGowan Ministry N.S.W. 1910 Died October 26 1911 aged 49.
He has mounted his horse and smiled farewell, And rides where the shadows fall, Honour him men of western sheds, Honour him - Honour him all!