DOB: 12 November 1882
Died: 21 March 1946
From: Brunswick/Essendon/Essendon Association
Number: 3 1915
Games: 16 (97 total)
Goals: 10 (100 total)
"Dookie" McKenzie - he had inherited his nickname from Alex McKenzie who had played with Melbourne in the 1880's - debuted for Brunswick in 1898 before transferring to Essendon in 1901. He spent two seasons in the VFL before moving to the Western Australian Goldfields competition and played for the White Feather club in 1903.
Returning to Essendon he was made captain and won a best-and-fairest award. In 1907 he took up an invitation to coach Essendon Association in the VFA without a permit from his original club. He then returned to Brunswick where he captain-coached them to a premiership in 1909 despite missing the Grand Final after being concussed the week before. His assailant received a two year ban.
In the meantime he applied for a clearance to Port Melbourne where he intended to coach, but was rejected by his club and he played out the rest of 1914 at Brunswick before joining Melbourne.
McKenzie eventually won his permit to join Melbourne for 1915 and that year he captain-coached the Fuschias to their first finals series in fifteen years.
McKenzie's son Jack Junior played five games for Essendon in 1929
Some sources list McKenzie as having died in 1945