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Franklin Sievright Peterson : 30-April-2012
Franklin Sievright Peterson : 30-April-2012
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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
Long: 144.958361
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 18th December, 1914
Front Inscription

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.

Source: MA,ADB
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