From the archives of The Royal Geographic Society

Proposed: 16th October 1922

Elected: 13 November 1922

Colin McDonald
Description: Master Mariner
Residence: Belgrave- Victoria
Recommended by:  S. G. Green
Francis J Bayldon
Qualifications: the proposer should state the Geographical Work or qualifications of the Candidate
One of the best known and respected seamen trading between Australian and Eastern Ports, having been in Command of S.S. running between these Ports for nearly 30 years.  Is a pioneer of several of the routes,  possesses exceptional geographical knowledge in which he takes a high intelligent interest.  Held command of Lord Brassey's 'Sunbeam' during the time Lord Brassey was Lieut-Gov. of Victoria.  Received highest praise from Admiralty for excellent services in command of transports during the late war.




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