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Dixson Staircase : 07-March-2015
Dixson Staircase : 07-March-2015

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Memorial hall and staircase built in honour of Sir William Dixson for his generous contributions to the New South Wales State Library.

Sir William Dixson (1870–1952) was an Australian businessman, collector and benefactor who bequeathed his collection of over 20,000 items of Australiana to the State Library of New South Wales forming the Dixson Library. In recognition of his public benefactions, Dixson was knighted in the New Years Honours of 1939.

Location

Address:Macquarie Street & Shakespeare Place, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.86619
Long: 151.213193
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Humanitarian
Link: http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonl…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1958-1959
Front Inscription
THIS MEMORIAL HALL AND STAIRCASE WERE BUILT IN HONOUR OF SIR WILLIAM DIXSON IN 1958-1959
AT THE SAME TIME THE FIRST FLOOR OF THIS BUILDING WAS REMODELLED FOR THE DIXSON LIBRARY 
                   THE HON.J.J.CAHILL, PREMIER
THE HON. R.J.HEFRRON, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION
             THE RT. HON. H.V.EVATT. M.A. LL.D., LITT., 
                   PRESIDENT OF THE TRUSTEES 
G.O. Richardson M.A., Principal Librarian    
E. H. Farmer Government Architect 

 
Source: MA, ADB
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