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Robert Craig Dixson (1881 - 1958)

Robert Craig Dixson
Born in No. 2, Craigend-terrace, Upper William-street South, Sydney, New South Wales, Australiamap
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Died in New South Wales, Australiamap
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PARENTS. Hugh Dixson & Emma Elizabeth (Shaw) Dixson

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.


(1) Mary Dixson, b. 1924, d. ??, m (1). 30 Mar 1946, Ivan Carlisle Black, [1] son of John Negus Black & Ida Minnie (Fording) Black, div., m (2). 1964, Warwick Sydney Lees Stening, son of George Smith Stening & Muriel Grafton (Lees) Stening
POLITICAL CANDIDATE ENGAGED. MISS MARY DIXSON, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dixson, of Elwatan, Castle Hill, and MR. IVAN BLACK, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. John N. Black, of Eastwood, who announced their engagement at a party at the Pickwick Club last night after a friendship of only seven weeks. Among the 50 guests was Lady Gordon, who introduced Miss Dixson to Mr. Black. He is standing as Liberal candidate in the Neutral Bay by-election. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Thu 6 Dec 1945, Page 7:
MARRIAGE (1). Miss Mary Dixson, who recently announced her engagement to Mr. Ivan C. Black, Liberal member for Neutral Bay, will be married at St. Paul's Church, Castle Hill, on March 30 at 6.30 pm. The bride will be attended by Misses Audrey Arnott, Shirley Hudson, Margaret Andrew, and Virginia Haywood, who is a niece of the bridegroom. Best man will be Mr. Peter McDonald. Miss Dixson will wear a hoop diamond ring belonging to her grandmother. The reception will be held at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dixson, of Elwatan, Castle Hill. The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954) View title info Thu 28 Feb 1946 Page 10:
(2) Hugh Dixson, b. 1928
PERSONAL. MR. and MRS. R. C. DIXSON will give a dance at their home, Elwatan, Castle Hill, to-morrow night, for their son, Mr. Hugh Dixson, who will sail for England shortly to study Law at Oxford. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Fri 21 Apr 1950, Page 5:

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:

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


  1. Mr Ivan Carlisle BLACK (1913 - 1990): Parliament of NSW:
  • Death: NSW BDM Death Reg: #16859/1958

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