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Norman Horace Baillieu (1878–1955)

from Argus

Mr. Norman Horace Baillieu, well known in Australian and international finance, died yesterday at the home of his sister, Mrs. E. H. Shackell, Linlithgow road, Toorak.

Mr. Baillieu, one of the family of Baillieu brothers, was 77. He was well known in the racing world.

The funeral will be private.

Born at Queenscliff in 1878, Mr. Baillieu was the ninth son of James George and Emma Lawrence Baillieu.

He was educated at Scotch College and joined his brothers in the firm of E. L. and C. Baillieu, share brokers, Collins st.

He remained a member of the firm until he retired in 1953.

With his brother, Mr. M. H. Baillieu, and his nephew, Mr. M. L. Baillieu, he built the Baillieu research laboratory at Melbourne University.

He was associated with his brothers in the gift to the Commonwealth Government of the Anzac Hostel, Brighton, and the establishment of the research Scholarships throughout Australian universities.

For 15 years before the establishment of the Baillieu research scholarships, the income from the money set aside for this purpose was used for the education of children of deceased and incapacitated servicemen of World War I.

Mr. Baillieu was also a generous benefactor to Glamorgan School, enabling it to be taken over by Geelong Grammar School in 1947.

With his brothers, Mr. E. L. Baillieu, a member of the committee of the Victoria Racing Club, and Clive Baillieu, who was on the committee of the Victoria Amateur Turf Club, he raced many horses.

These included Almissa, which won the Moonee Valley, Australian, and Williamstown Cups, and Aleconner, a winner of the Epsom Handicap and the Williamstown Cup.

Mr. Baillieu, a bachelor, was a member of the Athenaeum Club, Royal Melbourne and Sorrento Golf Clubs.

He is survived by his brother, Mr. M. H. Baillieu, and two sisters, Mrs. E. H. Shackell and Mrs. J. S. Teulon.

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17 June, 1878
Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia


22 August, 1955 (aged 77)
Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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