The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Meyer, Oscar
Meyer, Oscar, son of Gasper Theodor Meyer by his marriage with Virginia Vannetti, was born at Florence, Italy, Oct. 26th, 1851. He was educated in that city, and took part in various exhibitions in his native country. In 1878 he was in Paris in charge of the principal Italian exhibits. In 1879 he represented the Italian Court at the International Exhibition in Sydney; Commissioner for New South Wales at the International Geographical Congress at Venice, 1881; superintendent of the New South Wales Court at the Melbourne International Exhibition 1888-9; Commissioner for New South Wales at the New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition at Dunedin 1889-90; Executive Commissioner for New South Wales at the International Exhibition of Mining and Metallurgy, held at the Crystal Palace, July to Oct 1890. Mr. Meyer was married at Tamworth, New South Wales, Oct. 1st, 1881, to Miss Maria Rodgers of Glen Elgin, New England, New South Wales.