Deed of Variation – 30 June 1953

Details of Deeds of Variation 30 Jun 1953

Execution of the Deed of Variation

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

  • William Murray Fowler
  • Alexander John Melrose
  • Tom Elder Barr Smith
  • Collier Robert Cudmore
  • Clive Alexander McFarlane
  • Ian Richard McTaggart

  • 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
  • Tom Elder Barr Smith
  • Reginald Walter Seedsman

  • Biography

    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.

    Ian Richard McTaggart was a former South Australian pastoralist.

    W(illiam) Murray Fowler was the second Chairman of D&J Fowler Ltd a wholesale grocery company in Adelaide.


    The original Trust Deed is recited:

    “…WHEREAS by Deed dated the Twentythird day of December One thousand nine hundred and thirteen…..”

    The name of the Fund is recited:

    “The Provident Fund”

    The Power of Amendment {Regulation 44} is recited.

    Drafting Solicitors

    The drafting solicitors were:

    Murray, Cudmore, Wort & Mills of Adelaide

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

    1953-06-30 – Deed of Variation)

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