Dixson, William

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.

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Born
18 Apr 1870
Died
Chatswood
17 Aug 1952
Buried
19 Aug 1952
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1903 - 1908
1909 - 17 Aug 1952
1912 - 1938
1922 - 1938
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1916 - 1952
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Dixson, William

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2015

William Dixson's dream was to make Australia's history better known. His passion for collecting and his enormous generosity made this dream a reality and a lasting legacy for the cultural and historical records of Australia