George Meares

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George Meares CMG (June 1825 – 8 December 1903)[1] was Mayor of Melbourne 1880 and 1881,[2] and a member of the Victorian Legislative Council 1982 to 1986.[3]

Meares was the son of George Rochfort Meares, of County Westmeath, Ireland,[2] and emigrated to Australia, arriving in Sydney in 1847 and moving to Melbourne in 1852.[1] He was Mayor of Melbourne in 1880 and 1881, and a commissioner and member of the executive committee for the Melbourne International Exhibition (1880). He married in 1864 Miss Sarah Broadley Dixon, and was created C.M.G. in 1882.[2]

Meares represented North Yarra Province in the Victorian Legislative Council from December 1882 to September 1886.[3]

Meares died in Malvern, Victoria on 8 December 1903; he had three sons and three daughters, his wife died in 1875.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Death of Mr. George Meares". The Argus (Melbourne). 9 December 1903. 
  2. ^ a b c Mennell, Philip (1892). "Wikisource link to Meares, George". The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co. Wikisource
  3. ^ a b "Meares, George". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria.