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Biographical entry Myer, Simcha Baevski (1878 - 1934)

8 February 1878
Krichev, Russia
5 September 1934
Toorak, Victoria, Australia
Merchant and Philanthropist
Alternative Names
  • Myer, Sidney


Simcha Baevski (Sidney) Myer was Governing Director of the Myer Emporium Ltd, Melbourne, the Myer Woollen Mills Pty Ltd of Ballarat, Victoria, and the Myer Emporium (South Australia) Ltd, which was acquired in 1928. In 1926 he presented the University of Melbourne with 25,000 shares in the Myer Emporium Ltd, asking the University authorities not to sell the shares until their value reached at least £100,000.

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  • Hyslop, Anthea, 'Myer, Simcha (Sidney) Baevski (1878-1934), merchant and philanthropist', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 657-660. Also available at Details

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Rosanne Walker