|Father||Date of Birth||Mother||Date of Birth|
|Alexander MCDONALD||ABT 1823||Jean (Jane) Hogarth SWEET||22 MAY 1836|
|Partner||Date of Birth||Children|
|Marion GREENWOOD||27 May 1867||Flora MCDONALD |
Allan Ronald Monteath MCDONALD
Marion Noreen MCDONALD
Lorna Rosalie MCDONALD
|Birth||26 Jun 1866||Newton, Red Creek, Woodchester, South Australia|
|Marriage||1 Dec 1892||Brougham Place Congregational Church, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Death||28 Sep 1941||Monarto, Pinnaroo, South Australia|
|Robert Sweet McDonald (1866-1941) and his wife Marion, bought a vast area of virgin bush at Monarto South to Chauncey's Line and named the property "Preamimma". His mother, Jane Hogarth Macdonald (Sweet) died there in 1911. |
He donated land in 1936 for the Ferries McDonald Conservation Park. According to a note from Carolyn Tucker, he was a great love of the natural bush which his five daughters had visited on horseback for many years for picnics. He always hoped that the government would acquire the rest after his death which occurred in 1941.
Source: Marion Harvey and Carolyn Tucker.
|Russell Sweet sent me a copy of a letter from Robin Grant to Russell dated 1982. He refers to his time on Robert Sweet McDonald's farm at Preaminna. He was there from 1928 possibly until 1929 or so. He did not appear to enjoy himself much. |
Robin refers to his Aunt Mary corresponding with Robert and then after his death with his widow and daughters. Russell also sent me a copy of a letter from Mary to Flora McDonald in 1942 which confirms this.