19 July 1884—9 November 1962
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Louise Hanson-Dyer was a socialite, philanthropist and business woman who had a large influence on the musical life of Melbourne. She helped establish the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and arranged performances of 'early music' and French baroque music at a time when it was little known in Australia (or Europe for that matter).
She founded the L'Oiseau Lyre music publishing and recording company which has done much to champion music from the Ars Nova period through to the 18th century.
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The grave of Louise Hanson-Dyer is visited on the Walking Tour of Melbourne General Cemetery.
Some philanthropy-related links on this site
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch
George & Annis Bills
John & Sunday Reid
Sir Ian Potter
Sir John Holland
The Smorgon Family
Walter & Eliza Hall