Jim Macdonald

Jim Macdonald                                                 Jim Macdonald Boy

Cultural Identity

  • Scottish, Macdonald Clan.
  • English.

Garbutt Magpies

  • Garbutt Magpies 1957-1982

Community Involvement

  • Senior Coach, Garbutt Magpies AFL
  • Coach AFL Qld All blacks side four years to Tasmania, Adelaide, Darwin, Melbourne.
  • Player Townsville AFL team 1956,1957,1958.
  • Coach Garbutt Rugby League 1979-82
  • Coach Queensland All Blacks Rugby League 1979-1982
  • Garbutt Cricket Club
  • President North Australian Cement Limited Stuart Welfare Club


  • Stuart State school


  • North Australian Cement Limited Stuart Clerical Officer 1956 (14 years)
  • North Australian Cement Limited Stuart Manager Stores till 1994



  • Wife Marie Therese married 1959
  • Five children Leanne, Kelly, Kim, Kisme and James Nielsen

Life achievements

  • Own home, provided a happy home with wife and family.
  • Life time of employment,
  • Offered to play with St Kilda AFC. Enjoyed the life in Townsville.
  • Provided employment opportunities for Garbutt Magpies Players at North Australia Cement LTD.

Advice to youth

  • Stay connected to your community. Be involved and positive
  • Maintain your respect for yourself and your decisions

Who grew you up.

  • Mum and Dad

Jim Macdonald