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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Wyselaskie, John Dickson

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Wyselaskie, John Dickson, was born at Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire, on June 25th, 1818. He went to Port Phillip in 1838, and settled on land near Mount Buninyong, successfully engaging in pastoral pursuits. He died on May 4th, 1883, bequeathing the following sums to public institutions:—Presbyterian Church, £20,000; to build the Wyselaskie Theological Hall, £10,000; University of Melbourne, to found twelve scholarships, £12,000; to build the Wyselaskie Hall, Presbyterian Ladies' College, East Melbourne, £5,000; to the Presbyterian Church, Sanquhar, Scotland, Mr. Wyselaskie's birthplace, £5,000; to the Presbyterian Church, Wickliffe, near Mr. Wyselaskie's station, £2,000: a total of £54,000.