19th July 1884—9th
Louise Dyer - portrait by Tom Roberts
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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.
|Louise Hanson-Dyer's tombstone in
Melbourne General Cemetery
LOUISE B. M. HANSON-DYER
OFFICIER DE LA LEGION D'HONNEUR
FOUNDER OF THE LYREBIRD PRESS PARIS-MONACO
19 JULY 1884 - 9 NOVEMBER 1962
BELOVED WIFE OF J. B. HANSON
The grave of Louise Hanson-Dyer is visited on the
Walking Tour of Melbourne General
Tom Roberts' portrait of Louise as a
child is in the collection of the
National Gallery of