Deed of Variation – 11 December 1946

Details of Deeds of Variation 11 Dec 1946

Execution of the Deed of Variation

The Directors of the sponsoring Employer who exercised the Power of Amendment were:

  • William Murray Fowler – Director
  • Sir Frederick Lloyd Dumas – Director
  • Alexander John Melrose – Director
  • Tom Elder Barr Smith – Director
  • Collier Robert Cudmore – Director

  • The natural person Trustees resident in the State of South Australia who assented to the proposed amendments to the terms of the trust were:

  • William Murray Fowler
  • Frederick Lloyd Dumas
  • Reginald Walter Seedsman

  • Biography

    Sir Frederick Lloyd Dumas was the second Chairman of the Advertiser Newspapers Limited, the publisher of The Advertiser in Adelaide.

    Sir Frederick Lloyd Dumas replaced James Frederick Downer as a Director and Trustee on his death.

    More details on Sir Frederick Lloyd Dumas (1891-1973) can be found here.

    Sir Tom Elder Barr Smith is the grandson of Robert Barr Smith, the co-founder of Elder Smith & Co Limited.

    More details on Sir Tom Elder Barr Smith (1904-1968) can be found here.

    Collier Robert Cudmore was in 1933 elected to the Legislative Council as a member for Adelaide Central District No.2. An able speaker and committee-man, he led his party in the Upper House from 1939 until his retirement in 1959.

    More details on Collier Robert Cudmore (1885-1971) can be found here.

    Alexander John Melrose (1889-1962) was a member of the House of Assembly in 1933-41 and of the Legislative Council in 1941-62.


    The original Trust Deed is recited:

    “…do by this deed make the following provisions in addition to and the following alterations in the provisions of the deed dated the twenty third day of December One thousand nine hundred and thirteen…..”

    The name of the Fund is recited:

    The Provident and Guarantee Fund”

    The Power of Amendment {Regulation 28} is recited.

    Drafting Solicitors

    The drafting solicitors were:

    Finlayson, Phillips, Astley & Hayward of Adelaide

    A copy of this Deed of Variation can be found on the following link:

    1946-12-11 – Deed of Variation

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