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Mary Emelia Mayne was born on 31 December 1858 in Brisbane, one of five children of Irish parents Patrick Mayne and Mary McIntosh. She and her brother James O'Neil Mayne inherited real estate giving them independent means; neither married. Both lived at Moorlands, the family home in Auchenflower. James and Mary were principal benefactors of the University of Queensland giving 693 acres of land at Moggill to the University of Queensland in 1923 and in 1926 paid for the resumption of land at St Lucia. Mary died on 12 August 1940. Both estates of James and Mary were to be applied in perpetuity for the university's medical school.