During a lifetime handling tens of thousands of art works, Dwyer became renowned as one of the most knowledgeable - and trustworthy - experts in the country.
The Age reports that Dwyer was a committed Catholic who was well known for moral integrity in a world with "more than its fair share of cheats and swindlers".
It said that while some auctioneers are hardly paragons of virtue, Dwyer's honesty and integrity were never questioned.
Gavel comes down for an art world pioneer (The Age, 13/9/07)
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