Mr Colin Macrae, Second President of the Beaumaris Tree
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Mr Colin Cospatrick Farquhar
Macrae was the second
President of the Beaumaris Tree
Preservation Society, which began at its Inaugural General Meeting on 28 January 1953. It changed its name to the
Beaumaris Conservation Society in 1970.
Colin was born in
Elsternwick, Victoria, on 05 May 1911, and
died on 17 October 1994. He married Miss Joan McIntosh in 1940. Colin and
Joan bought the land at 2 Point Avenue,
Beaumaris, in 1945, from the neighbours there
they knew well, Major Harry Shaw and his wife, who owned the
adjoining property known as ‘The Point‘. The
Macraes built their house on their land in 1949.
Colin was survived by his widow, Mrs Joan
Macrae, and their son and daughter.