McKay, Donald (1810-1880)

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Shipbuilder
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Donald McKay built the most famous clippers between 1845 and 1855 at his shipyard in Boston. They were large vessels, ranging in size from 1,500 to 2,000 tons and manned by crews of up to 120 men. They made the voyage from Europe to Australia in less than 70 days.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. McKay, Donald
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Donald McKay, former shipbuilder, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  2. The sailing ships of New England : series two / by John Robinson and George Francis Dow
    Robinson, John, 1846-1925
    [ Book : 1922-1924 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  3. Some famous sailing ships and their builder Donald McKay : a study of the American sailing packet and clipper eras
    McKay, Richard C. (Richard Cornelius)
    [ Book : 1931 ]
    At University of Sydney
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  4. The ship "Great Republic" and Donald McKay, her builder / by Francis B.C. Bradlee
    Bradlee, Francis B. C. (Francis Boardman Crowninshield), 1881-1928
    [ Book : 1927 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  5. Donald McKay and the clipper ships / Mary Ellen Chase
    Chase, Mary Ellen, 1887-1973
    [ Book : 1959 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    At Maritime Museum
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  6. All sail set : a romance of the Flying Cloud / written and illustrated by Armstrong Sperry ; introduction by William McFee
    Sperry, Armstrong, 1897-1976
    [ Book : 1946-1984 ]
    At 2 libraries
    All sail set : a romance of the Flying Cloud / written and illustrated by Armstrong Sperry ; introduction by William McFee
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  7. Some famous sailing ships and their builder Donald McKay : a study of the American sailing packet and clipper eras, with biographical sketches of America's foremost designer and master-builder of ships, and a comprehensive history of his many famous ...
    McKay, Richard C. (Richard Cornelius)
    [ Book : 1928 ]
    At 6 libraries
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  8. Some famous sailing ships and their builder, Donald McKay : a study of the American sailing packet and clipper eras, with biographical sketches of America's foremost designer and masterbuilder of ships, and a comprehensive history of his many famous ...
    McKay, Richard C. (Richard Cornelius)
    [ Book : 1969 ]
    At 5 libraries
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  9. Donald McKay and His Famous Sailing Ships
    McKay, Richard C
    [ Book : 1928-2013 ]
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    At QLD Uni of Tech
    Donald McKay and His Famous Sailing Ships
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  1. McKay, Donald (1948-)
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  1. RE will of DONALD HENRY McKAY, late of Riverview,
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Thursday 24 April 1947 [Issue No.50] p 993

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... itE will o£ DONALD ttfcNtiY McKAY, late o£ Biverview, \la Delegate, in the Stkte of New South Wales ... Wales Limited and Reigh McKay, the executors of the will of the said fconald Hemy JicRay, who died on ... 181 words
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  2. RE will of JOHN ANTHONY STUART McKAY, late of
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 4 April 1952 [Issue No.79] p 1268

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... , 1925-1942), | Donald Henry Stuart McKay and Claude Arthur Connor, the executors of the will of the said ... BE will of JOHN ANTHONY STUART McKAY, late of viergate, m the State of New South Wales, farmer ... 211 words
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  3. RE will of WILLIAM HENRY McKAY, late of Killabakh,
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 20 May 1960 [Issue No.60] p 1579

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    ... and Guardianship of Infants Act, 19161954, and Trustee Act, 1925-1942, Adeline Grace McKay, Donald ... RE will of WILLIAM HENRY McKAY, late of Killabakh, near Wingham, in the State of New South Wales ... 209 words
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  1. Police double reward for McKay murder
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. News
    [ Sound : 2012 ]
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  2. Donald Winch interviewed by Margaret Miller in the NSW Bicentennial oral history collection
    Winch, Donald, 1904-
    [ Sound : 1987 ]
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    At National Library
    Donald Winch interviewed by Margaret Miller in the NSW Bicentennial oral history collection
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  3. Harvey M. Carey interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection
    Carey, H. M. (Harvey McKay), 1917-1989
    [ Sound : 1975 ]
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    At National Library
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  4. Stress inoculation / Matthew McKay, Donald Meichenbaum, Ed Bourne
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    [ Video : 1996 ]
    Stress inoculation / Matthew McKay, Donald Meichenbaum, Ed Bourne
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  1. Australian uranium resources / Australian Government, Geoscience Australia
    Geoscience Australia
    [ Map : 2010 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Inactive and abandoned mine lands : Ruby Hill Mining District, Okanogan County, Washington / by Fritz E. Wolff, Donald T. McKay, and David K. Norman
    Wolff, Fritz E
    [ Map, Book : 2011 ]
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  3. Business papers regarding land purchases and general transactions of David Masterton & Co., and others, 1855-1912
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    At RHSV Library
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  1. Volume 425: Angus & Robertson correspondence files McKay, Claude - McKay, William John Stewart, 1933-1969
    [ Unpublished : 1933-1969 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Volume 425: Angus & Robertson correspondence files McKay, Claude - McKay, William John Stewart, 1933-1969
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  2. Departure of Donald McKay from Melbourne, 04 January 1856, (Item 91/62-63), (from Records held by the Royal Mail Archives / Post 34. Packet Minutes / Packet Minutes (91))
    [ Unpublished : 1856 ]
    At AJCP
    Departure of Donald McKay from Melbourne, 04 January 1856,  (Item 91/62-63),  (from Records held by the Royal Mail Archives  / Post 34. Packet Minutes  / Packet Minutes  (91))
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  3. [Correspondence: incoming]
    Watson, Donald, 1945-
    [ Unpublished : 1982 ]
    At UQ Library
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  1. The Donald McKay Ships
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    Racers of the Deep: The Yankee Clippers and Bluenose Clippers on the Australian Run 1852-1869
    [ Article : 2007 ]
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  2. Ian McKay Ritchie: Corrosion expert
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    [ Article : 2015 ]
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  3. Spivey, Donald. "If you were only white": the life of Leroy "Satchel" Paige.(Brief article)(Book review)
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    [ Article : 2012 ]
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  4. Delinquency, crime, and society / edited by James F. Short, Jr
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  1. DONALD McKAY.
    The Kiama Reporter and Illawarra Journal (NSW : 1899 - 1947) Wednesday 23 July 1930 p 2 Article
    ... DONALD McKAY. Mr. Doniald McKay, in his 75th year, died a the Kiama Hospital on Friday after some ... 267 words
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  2. DEATH OF DONALD McKAY.
    The Macleay Chronicle (Kempsey, NSW : 1899 - 1952) Wednesday 17 January 1917 p 4 Article
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  3. Obituary. MR. DONALD McKAY.
    Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA : 1861 - 1954) Tuesday 7 November 1922 p 3 Article
    ... Obituary. MR. DONALD McKAY. Our Penola correspondent writes, under date November 6 :—"One of the ... , in the person of Mr. Donald McKay J.P. He was born in Glengarry, Scotland, 78 years ago, and was only ... 351 words
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