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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Baillie, Sir George

Baillie, Sir George, Bart., eldest son of the late Thomas Baillie, of Toorak, Melbourne, fourth son of Sir William Baillie, 1st Bart., of Polkemmet, Linlithgowshire, by his marriage with Elizabeth, daughter of Captain James Ballingall, R.N., of Melbourne, was born in Victoria on Oct. 20th, 1856. Sir George Baillie, who was educated at the Scotch College, Melbourne, and at Caius College, Cambridge (B.A. 1881), succeeded his uncle, Sir William Baillie, in 1890, the latter dying without issue. Like his father, Sir George is largely interested in squatting pursuits in Australia.