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05-January-2015
05-January-2015

Photographs supplied by Russell Byers / John Huth
A bronze bust, a gift of the library staff, commemorates William Herbert Ifould, Principal Librarian of the Public Library of New South Wales from 1912 to 1942. 

William Herbert Ifould OBE (1877 – 1969) was an Australian librarian and floriculturalist who was instrumental in the development of library services in New South Wales. He was the Principal Librarian at the Public Library of New South Wales (now State Library of New South Wales) from 1912 until his retirement in 1942.

Location

Address:Macquarie Street, Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW, Sydney, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.866296
Long: 151.213233
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Education
Approx. Event Start Date:1912
Approx. Event End Date:1942
Monument Designer:Arthur Fleischmann
Link: http://adb.anu.edu.au/

Dedication

Front Inscription

           "NON OMNIS MORIAR"
TO W.H.IFOULD FROM HIS STAFF PAST & PRESENT
                       1912 -1942

 

Plaque:
This Tablet Marks The Trustees Appreciation
Of Their Principal Librarian & Secretary 1912 - 42
WILLIAM. HERBERT. IFOULD. O.B.E.  F.L.A.
Who Was Also First Chairman Of The N.S.W. Library Board
And First President Of The Australian Institute Of Librarians.
Through His Wise Counsel And Able Administration
Library Services Were Greatly Improved And Increased,
And During His Term Of Office This Central Portion And 
The Dixson WIng Of The Library Building Were Completed. 

Source: MA, ADB
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