- 19 July 1884
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- 9 November 1962
- Musician, Patron and Publisher
- Alternative Names
- Dyer, Louise (former married name)
- Smith, Louise (maiden name)
A talented pianist, Louise Hanson-Dyer founded the music publishing company, Editions de l'Oiseau-Lyre, in Paris in 1928. With her first husband, James Dyer, she donated £10,000 to establish a permanent orchestra in Melbourne. Upon her death, she bequeathed over £200,000 to the University of Melbourne. The Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Library at the University is named in her honour.