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Bruce, Stanley Melbourne, Viscount Bruce of Melbourne (1883–1967), prime minister of Australia, was born on 15 April 1883 at Grey Street, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia, the youngest of five children of John Munro Bruce (1840–1901) and his wife, Mary Ann Henderson (1848–1908), both Irish-born of Scottish descent. His father, a partner in ...

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McIlwraith, Sir Thomas (1835–1900), entrepreneur and politician in Australia, the son of John McIlwraith, a plumber, and his wife, Janet Hamilton, the daughter of John Howat, was born at Ayr, Scotland, on 17 May 1835, and educated at Watson's school and the Wallacetown Academy...

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Robertson, Sir John (1816–1891), politician in Australia, the third son and fourth child of James Robertson (1781–1868), a watchmaker and pastoralist, and his wife, Anna Maria, née Ripley (1784–1868), was born at Bow, London, on 15 October 1816. His father was a friend of ...