Sidney Baevski Myer (born Simcha Myer Baevski (Russian: Симха Майер Баевский); 8 February 1878 – 5 September 1934) was a Jewish-Australian businessman, best known for creating Myer, Australia's largest chain of department stores.
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... Dame Margery Merlyn Baillieu Myer DBE (8 January 1900 – 3 September 1982), best known as Merlyn Myer, was an Australian philanthropist, who was knighted in recognition of her charitable work ... the second wife of Melbourne retail businessman Sidney Myer, who was originally named Simcha Baevski who arrived in Australia as a penniless Russian immigrant in 1899 ... He was a businessman and entrepreneur, who founded the Myer retail company ...
... The businessman and philanthropist, Sidney Myer, inspired the construction of the building, after attending the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles ... A violinist who enjoyed music, Sidney Myer established free, open-air concerts with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 1929, which were always well attended by Melbournians ... Upon his death in 1934, the Sidney Myer Charitable Trust was established, now known as the Myer Foundation, to continue the tradition of philanthropy begun by its founder ...
... Myer's will was proved at £922,000 ... One-tenth of his estate went to establish the Sidney Myer Charitable Trust, now known as the Sidney Myer Fund, to continue the tradition of ... funding was for the construction of the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in the Kings Domain, Melbourne in 1958, which is named in his honour ...
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