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Dame Margery Merlyn Myer (1900–1982)

Who's Who in the World of Women, Vol 2, 1934

Descendant of James Baillieu, founder of the Baillieu family in Australia and William Sheehan—both early pioneers of Victoria. Born at Queenscliff, Victoria. Educated at “Cromarty” Girls’ School, Elsternwick. Daughter of the late George Baillieu and Agnes Baillieu (now Mrs. J. Blackmore). Wife of the late Sidney B. Myer, Governing Director of Myer Emporium Ltd., Melbourne.

Family, two sons, Kenneth and Baillieu; Kenneth is being educated at Church of England Grammar School, Geelong, and Baillieu at “Adwalton” Preparatory School. Two daughters, Neilma and Marigold; Neilma is being educated at St. Catherine’s.

CHARITIES. Member of the Committee of Queen Victoria Hospital; a Member of both the Melbourne Hospital and Children’s Hospital Auxiliaries and on the Committee of the Lady Forster Free Kindergarten, Port Melbourne.

HOBBIES. Gardening, Golf, Tennis, Travelling (having travelled extensively abroad).

CLUBS. Victoria, Commonwealth, Sorrento Golf Club.

ADDRESS. “Cranlana,” Clendon Road, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria.

Original Publication

This person appears as a part of the Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 18. [View Article]

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'Myer, Dame Margery Merlyn (1900–1982)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 May 2024.

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Who's Who in the World of Women, Vol 2, 1934

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Alternative Names
  • Baillieu, Marjorie Merlyn

8 January, 1900
Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia


3 September, 1982 (aged 82)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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