John Mackie


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(1858–1939). Born in Stirlingshire, younger son of a family of landed gentry, he emigrated to Australia in 1882, travelled there and in the East, went to North America in 1888, joined the Mounties, and, later, served with Brabant's Horse in the Boer War, where he fought at the battle and siege of Wepender and the battle of Belfast. He wrote The Bush Mystery, or, The Lost Explorer (1912), The Rising of the Red Man: A Romance of the Louis Riel Rebellion (1904), and other volumes of colonial fiction for boys.

From The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction in Oxford Reference.

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