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Biographical entry Basser, Adolph (1887 - 1964)

26 June 1887
Kraców, Poland
20 October 1964
Edgecliff, New South Wales, Australia
Optician and Philanthropist


(Sir) Adolph Basser was keenly interested in scientific and medical research. Among his larger gifts were £50,000 to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1950, £50,000 to the University of Sydney in 1954 to build its first computer; £25,000 to the National Heart Foundation and £25,000 to the Australian Academy of Science in 1960 to establish a library.

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  • Lemon, Andrew; Rutledge, Martha, 'Basser, Sir Adolph (1887-1964), optician, jeweller and philanthropist' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, John Ritchie, ed., vol. 13 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1993), pp. 126-127. Details


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Rosanne Walker