ROBERT CRAIG DIXSON (Dixson-114)
BIRTH. 2 Jul 1881, No. 2, Craigend-terrace, Upper William-street South, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
BIRTH. DIXSON.—July 2, at her residence, Craigend-terrace, Darlinghurst, Mrs. Hugh Dixson, of a son.
MARRIAGE. 8 Apr 1922, St Andrew's Church, Summer Hill, New South Wales, Australia
MARRIAGE. 8 Apr 1922, Eva Thelma Eleanor Holland, daughter of George Henry Holland & Eva Louise (Dawborn) Holland
MARRIAGE. DIXSON-HOLLAND. April 8 1922, at St Andrew's Church, Summer Hill, by the Rev Hatfield Hall, assisted by the Rev. Cannon Langford Smith, Robert Craig, fourth son of Sir Hugh and the late Lady Dixson, Abergeldie, Summer Hill, to Thelma, second daughter of Colonel and Mrs. G.H. Holland, Kalara, Ashfield.
Egyptian Memories. ELWATAN, Castle Hill, the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dixson, is well known throughout Sydney, as it is often lent to various charities for garden fetes and parties. Mr. Dixson chose the name after a tour of Egypt, during which he met the well-known artist Talbot Kelly, a friend of King George V and Queen Mary, who was on his 21st consecutive painting expedition there.
The artist spoke and wrote Arabic, and in discussing the language with Mr Dixson mentioned the wold "watan." "'Watan' is an Arabic word and probably the only non-English word in the world which means approximately the same thing as 'home'," explained Mr Dixson. "Its significance includes not only the house, but also the members of the family, their animals and other property. 'El' is the article (meaning 'the'), and that is how our home came to be called 'Elwatan'." The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) View title info Mon 11 Dec 1939 Page 14: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/17622903
DEATH. 17 Sep 1958, New South Wales, Australia
DEATH. NSW BDM Death Reg: #16859/1958: DIXSON ROBERT CRAIG; Father: HUGH; Mother: EMMA ELIZABETH; District of SYDNEY
PROBATE. Robert Craig Dixson - Date of Death 17/09/1958, Granted on 27/10/1958
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