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Meares, George, C.M.G., son of the late George Rochfort Meares, of co. Westmeath, Ireland, was born in 1825, and emigrated to Australia. He was Mayor of Melbourne in 1880 and 1881, and a commissioner and member of the executive committee for the Melbourne Exhibition of 1880 to 1881. He married in 1864 Miss Sarah Broadley Dixon, and was created C.M.G. in 1882.