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MacBain, Sir James (1828–1892), businessman and politician in Australia, born on 19 April 1828 at Kinrives, Ross-shire, was the youngest son of Smith MacBain, a farmer, and his wife, Christina Taylor. While he was still an infant his family moved to Scotsburn, and thence to ...


McCulloch, Sir James (1819–1893), politician and entrepreneur in Australia, the son of George McCulloch, a carter, and his wife, Jean Thomson, was born on 19 March 1819 at Glasgow. After a rudimentary education he entered the office of the merchants J. and A. Dennistoun...


Sir Thomas McIlwraith (1835–1900) by Elliott & Fry, pubd 1900 © National Portrait Gallery, London


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...