Macartney Abbott was born 3 July 1877 in Murrurundi, New South Wales, Australia to Joseph Palmer Abbott (1842-1901) and Matilda Elizabeth Macartney (c1848-1880) and died 30 December 1960 Scott Memorial Hospital, Scone, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Clare Hall (c1881-1968) 6 September 1905 in Saint John's, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia.

Mac Abbott

Senator for New South Wales
In office
1 July 1935 – 30 June 1941

Nationality Scottish Australian
Political party Australian Country Party
Relations Joe Abbott (half brother)
Aubrey Abbott (cousin)

Macartney "Mac" Abbott (3 July 1877 – 30 December 1960) was an Australian politician. Born in Murrundi, New South Wales, he was educated at King's School, Parramatta. He became a farmer and grazier in the Upper Hunter area of New South Wales. He was the half brother of Joe Abbott, Member of the Australian House of Representatives (MP) for New England 1940-1949, and the cousin of Aubrey Abbott, MP for Gwydir 1925-1929 and 1931-1937. In 1913 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as the member for Upper Hunter, first as a Liberal and then from 1916 as a Nationalist. In 1918 he left the Assembly. In 1934 he was elected to the Australian Senate as a Country Party Senator for New South Wales. He was defeated in 1940. Abbott died in 1960.[1]


Offspring of Macartney Abbott and Elizabeth Clare Hall (c1881-1968)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Edward Macartney Abbott (1906-1987)
Terence Kingsmill Abbott (1912-1986)


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 

Assembly seats
Preceded by
Henry Willis
Member for Upper Hunter
1913 – 1918
Succeeded by
William Cameron

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
₪ Wedding
  • ABBOTT—HALL.—September 6, at St John's, Darlinghurst, by the Rev. E. Hargrave, assisted by the Rev. A. C. Beck, Macartney Abbott, second son of the late Sir Joseph Abbott, to Elizabeth Clare, eldest daughter of G. P. Hall, Heath Villa, Double Bay.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 September 1905, page 12
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