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Hayward, Charles Waterfield (1867–1934)

By the death of Mr. Charles Waterfield Hayward, at the age of 66 years, at North Adelaide yesterday. South Australia has lost one of the most esteemed members of the legal profession, and a citizen who spent much of his time in the promotion of education and amateur sport.

He was the eldest son of the late Mr. Edward Waterfield Hayward, and was born at Adelaide on June 6, 1867. His early education was received at St. Peter's College, where he won the Christchurch scholarship in 1883, and the May scholarship in 1884. Proceeding to Oxford, Mr. Hayward entered Keble College, and gained his B.A. degree with honors in law in 1888, and his MA degree in 1892. He was called to the Bar in London. Returning to South Australia, he joined the legal firm of Symon, Bakewell, Stow, and Piper, and then entered into partnership with the late Mr. James Henderson. On his death he joined the present Chief Justice (Sir George Murray) in the firm of Murray, Hayward, and Magarey (later Isbister, Hayward, Magarey, & Finlayson). He retired from practice in 1928.

Mr. Hayward gave long and valued service to his profession and to a number of educational institutions. He was a member of the council of the Law Society, and represented the St. Peter's Old Collegians' Association as a governor of St. Peter's College from 1901 until the time of his death. He was a member of the school committee from 1902.

On the council of St. Mark's College he acted as representative of the St. Peter's College council from 1925, when St. Mark's was founded, and was a member of the college finance committee.

For 30 Years Mr. Hayward was a leading figure in amateur sport. He was captain of the St Peter's College cricket eleven in 1883 and 1884, and in the match in 1884 between St. Peter's and Prince Alfred colleges, on the Adelaide Oval, he made a score of 126. This was the first century made in these intercollegiate cricket matches, and it stood as St. Peter's record score against Prince Alfred for more than 30 years. At Oxford he played in the Keble College eleven from 1886 to 1888, and secured the distinction of winning his colors in the Oxford Authentic Cricket Club.

On his return to this State Mr. Hayward represented South Australia against Victoria in 1891, and against New South 'Wales in 1892. South Australian cricket was then at a high standard, and on each occasion the State eleven, which included George Giffen, "Affie" Jarvis, and Jack Lyons, won by an innings. In later years Mr. Hayward was a member and treasurer of the Norwood Cricket Club, including the year 1896-7, when the club gained the premiership of the South Australian Cricket Association. For many years after Mr. Hayward remained captain of the Grange Cricket Club, and he maintained the keenest interest in college cricket and sport until his death.

In 1892 Mr. Hayward married Emily Nina (Kitty), daughter of the late Dr. T. E. F. Seabrook. His widow, a son (Mr. C. C. Hayward, solicitor, of Adelaide), and a daughter (Mrs. A. Grenfell Price) survive him.

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'Hayward, Charles Waterfield (1867–1934)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/hayward-charles-waterfield-15402/text26609, accessed 27 April 2018.

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