Obituaries for Hunter McPherson from Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Argus following his death at age 80 in 1932. (source: Trove website). He was member of board of directors of Port Jackson and Manly SS Co from 1900 onwards and chairman of directors from 1913. His wife Ada Annie McPherson launched Baragoola at Mort's Dock in 1922.
Ada McPherson (known in those days as Mrs Hunter McPherson) died just one year after her husband, in 1933.
They married in 1881 and had ten children, not an uncommon family size in those days. Four sons and six daughters. A family story (one that didn't make it into the obituary) relates how, when the whole family would go down to Circular Quay for a ferry trip to Manly, the chairman of the board would walk right on through the gate but everybody else in his family had to pay the fare and go through the turnstiles.
Their eldest son (Thomas) was a major in the 18th Battalion and was killed at Hill 60, Gallipoli in August 1915.
Youngest son (and baby of the family) was my grandfather.