Mackerras, Alastair

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Mackerras, Alastair Gender: M
Alastair MacLaurin Mackerras
born on 16 October 1928 at 14:50 (= 2:50 PM )
Place Vaucluse, Australia, 33s51, 151e17
Timezone AEST h10e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Sutton
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 22°35' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 20°40 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 11°40'

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Alastair Mackerras (Sydney Grammar School at night)
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Australian educational administrator from a noted family, nicknamed "Mango", he served as headmaster of Sydney Grammar School from 1969 to 1989. He was the first Grammar old boy to become principal.

His siblings were conductor Charles (1925-2010), barrister Neil (1930-1987), violinist Joan (1934-2020), interior designer Elisabeth (b. 1937) and twins, psephologist Malcolm and sinologist Colin (b. 1939). They are descendants of the pioneer Australian musician Isaac Nathan.

Mackerras married at age 41 and had four step children. He died on 6 January 1999 at age 70 in Sydney.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Marriage 27 December 1969 (Sue Edwards/ McCubbin)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship December 1977 (Separated from Sue Edwards)
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  • Work : Prize 1989 (Order of Australia)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Mackerras's data from a document, "More Oz Birth Data," compiled by Dennis Sutton, stating source as "From him to Susan Alexander."


  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged
  • Family : Childhood : Family large (One of seven children)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Second of seven)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (At age 41)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Four steps)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator (Headmaster)
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service (AO)