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Commemorative stone pays tribute to Franklin Sievright Peterson (1861-1914), organist and professor of music.
In 1900 Peterson was appointed Ormond professor of music at the University of Melbourne. Peterson's period as Ormond professor was distinguished by practical and enduring achievements. In 1902 he established the University Conservatorium Music Examinations Board in response to a need for responsible, standardized musical education and to improve the conservatorium's financial position for which he, as director, was responsible.
The University Conservatorium building stands as one of Peterson's lasting achievements.
|Address:||Royal Parade, Conservatorium Building, Parkville, 3052|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.797789|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 18th December, 1914|
In memory of Franklin Sievwright Peterson Mus. Bac., Oxon. Ormond Professor of Music 1901 - 1914 to whose efforts the erection of this building & the Melba Hall was largely due.
18th December, 1914.