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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Mackenzie, Sir Robert Ramsay

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Mackenzie, Sir Robert Ramsay, Bart., sometime Premier of Queensland, the son of the 8th baronet of Coul, Ross-shire, emigrated to New South Wales, and married, in 1846, Louisa Alexandrina, daughter of Richard Jones, M.L.A., of Sydney. He was returned to the first Legislative Assembly of Queensland for the Burnett in 1860, and was Colonial Treasurer in the Administration of Mr. (now Sir) R. G. W. Herbert, the first formed under responsible government, from Dec. 1859 to August 1862. In the Macalister Government, which succeeded, he was Colonial Secretary from Feb. to July 1866, and in August 1867 he formed a Government of which he was Premier and Colonial Treasurer. He went out of office in Nov. 1868, succeeded his brother as 10th baronet in the same year, and died on Sept. 19th, 1873. His son, Sir Arthur George Ramsay Mackenzie, is the 11th and present baronet.