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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Kintore, Right Hon. Algernon Hawkins Thomond Keith-Falconer

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Kintore, Right Hon. Algernon Hawkins Thomond Keith-Falconer, 9th Earl of, G.C.M.G., Governor of South Australia, is the eldest son of the 8th Earl and Louisa Madaleine, second daughter of Francis Hawkins. He was born at Sixmount House, near Edinburgh, on August 12th, 1852, and married, in 1873, Lady Sydney Montagu, daughter of the 6th Duke of Manchester. Lord Kintore, who succeeded to the title on the death of his father in 1880, was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. in 1874 and M.A. in 1877. In 1885 he was appointed a lord-in-waiting to the Queen, in 1886 captain of the Yeomen of the Guard and a Privy Councillor, and in 1889 Governor of South Australia, in succession to Sir W. C. F. Robinson. In the latter year he was created G.C.M.G., and assumed the Governorship in April. Lord Kintore is an LL.D. of Aberdeen, and was made an Hon. LL.D. of Adelaide University in 1889. Early in 1891 Lord Kintore undertook the arduous journey from Port Darwin to Adelaide, across the continent, which he successfully achieved.