Deed of Variation – 30 September 1958

Details of Deeds of Variation - 30 Sep 1958

Execution of the Deed of Variation

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

  • Alexander John Melrose
  • Collier Robert Cudmore
  • Frederick Lloyd Dumas
  • Tom Elder Barr Smith
  • Ian Richard McTaggart
  • Alfred Moxon Simpson
  • Henry Norman Giles
  • Norman Smith Young

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

  • Alexander John Melrose
  • Frederick Lloyd Dumas
  • Tom Elder Barr Smith
  • Reginald Walter Seedsman
  • James Gordon Dobbs

  • 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.


    The original Trust Deed is recited:

    “WHEREAS by a Deed dated the twenty third day of December one thousand nine hundred and thirteen (herinafter referred to as “the principal Deed:) …….”

    The name of the Fund is recited:

    …the name of the Fund has been changed to “The Provident Fund“”.

    WHEREAS by

    The consolidation Deed of Variation that repealed the previous Regulations is recited:

    “AND WHEREAS by Deed dated the 6th day of May 1958 the principal Deed was further varied and altered and the Regulations governing the Fund were consolidated and amended and the regulations governing the Fund were repealed and new Regulations were prescribed and such new Regulations (hereinafter referred to as “the Regulations”) are set forth in a schedule to the said last-mentioned Deed..”

    The Elder Smith & Co Limited Provident Funds Act 1963 (SA) is recited.

    The Power of Amendment {Regulation 50} 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:

    1958-09-30 – Deed of Variation

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