Sir Robert Mackenzie, 10th Baronet
Sir Robert Mackenzie
|3rd Premier of Queensland|
15 August 1867 – 25 November 1868
|Preceded by||Robert Herbert|
|Succeeded by||Charles Lilley|
|1st Treasurer of Queensland|
15 December 1859 – 4 August 1862
|Preceded by||New position|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Moffatt|
15 August 1867 – 25 November 1868
|Preceded by||Thomas Blacket Stephens|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Henry FitzGerald|
|Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly|
4 May 1860 – 6 April 1869
|Preceded by||New seat|
|Succeeded by||Charles Haly|
|Born||21 July 1811|
Ross-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom
|Died||19 September 1873 (aged 62)|
Scotland, United Kingdom
|Spouse(s)||Louisa Alexandrina Jones (m.1846 d.1906)|
|Relations||Sir George Mackenzie, 7th Baronet (father)|
Sir Robert Ramsay Mackenzie, 10th Baronet (21 July 1811 – 19 September 1873) was a pastoralist and politician in Queensland, Australia. He was Premier of Queensland, Australia from August 1867 to November 1868.
New South Wales
In April 1832 Mackenzie arrived on the Wave in Sydney, New South Wales, with £750 joining his brother James. He purchased sheep for £500 and grazed them at Riddlesdale (near Dungog, New South Wales). After land speculation with his brother James, Robert Mackenzie bought a station, got into debt and borrowed money from his Scottish relatives. His financial situation worsened and he was declared bankrupt in 1844. In 1846 he was discharged from bankruptcy and was appointed a magistrate in 1847, living in Clifton, New England.
Queensland was declared a separate colony in 1859, Mackenzie entered politics and became Colonial Treasurer on 15 December 1859 in the ministry of Robert Herbert. Mackenzie represented Burnett in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland 1860–1869. Mackenzie formed a government on the resignation of Arthur Macalister, taking on the roles of both Premier and Colonial Treasurer. He resigned on 25 November 1868.
Robert Mackenzie married Louise Alexandrina Jones, daughter of Richard Jones, a member of the New South Wales Legislative Council, Sydney, in 1846. One of their daughters, Mary Louisa, married Alexander Archer, a brother of Archibald Archer. Both Mary and Alexander died in the 1890 sinking of the RMS Quetta.
- "Lady Mackenzie". Chantry Fine Arts.
- R. B. Joyce, 'Mackenzie, Sir Robert Ramsay (1811 - 1873)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 5, MUP, 1974, pp 171–172.
- Serle, Percival (1949). "Mackenzie, Robert". Dictionary of Australian Biography. Sydney: Angus and Robertson.
Additional resources listed by the Australian Dictionary of Biography
- C. A. Bernays, Queensland Politics During Sixty Years (Brisb, 1919)
- J. F. Campbell, ‘Discovery and early pastoral settlement of New England’, JRAHS, 8 (1922)
- Brisbane Courier, 28 July 1862
- The Times (London), 24 September 1873, p 5
- P. D. Wilson, The Political Career of Hon. A. Macalister (B.A. Hons thesis, University of Queensland, 1969)
- Bankruptcy papers, 1250 (State Records New South Wales)
- Land and Colonial Secretary's files (Queensland State Archives).
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| Premier of Queensland
|New title|| Treasurer of Queensland
|Parliament of Queensland|
|New seat|| Member for Burnett
Served alongside: Charles Haly, John Edwards, Ratcliffe Pring
|Baronetage of Nova Scotia|