Alexander McCracken was the founding secretary of the Essendon Football Club, the founding president of the Victorian Football League (now the AFL), Chairman of the Royal Agricultural Society and a partner in the McCracken Brewery. He was a prominent Melbourne businessman.

On 2 February 1908, following a holiday in New Zealand, he boarded the ss Wimmera at Dunedin for a return passage to Melbourne via Bluff and Hobart. He was accompanied on the voyage by his two sons, a nephew and his three daughters, as well as family friend, John George Moore Bell.

Alexander McCracken and members of his family – in Hobart following their voyage aboard the ss Wimmera from Bluff, NZ

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