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Benefactors and donated collections: Andersen

A look at the major benefactors of the State Library of South Australia

Notable items purchased from the bequest

Notable items purchased using the Andersen bequest include artwork by the accomplished amateur watercolour artist Thomas Wood and a scrapbook maintained by Lady Buxton, wife of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, Governor of SA from 1895-1898.


PRG 1344/14 The view from the back of the Rectory at Willunga. Painted by Thomas Wood, 30 November 1904. View more information about this image. Copies of this image may be made for private research/study. You may order a high quality photographic copy.

Miss K Lillemor Andersen

Kerstin Lillemor Andersen was a librarian at the Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide, from 1938 to her retirement in 1979. She passed away in 2006.

In 2007 the State Library received $460,000 from the estate of Miss Andersen. Her generous bequest is used for the purchase of published and unpublished South Australiana.


B 72228 Miss Andersen c1990

Her estate also left generous bequests to the Elder Conservatorium of Music, Barr Smith Library, State Theatre Company, Art Gallery of South Australia, Musica Viva and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

University of Adelaide Library News : March 1980 Includes an article about Miss Andersen's retirement.