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Porter, Frederick Windmill (1881–1937)


Pastoralist And Sharebroker Mr. Frederick Windmill Porter, member of the Stock Exchange of Adelaide, director of the Myer Emporium (S.A.) Ltd., and a well-known pastoralist, died suddenly today at the age of 56 years.

Mr. Porter, who had a wide circle of friends, was a member of the firm of James Marshall & Co., Ltd., and con tinued his active association with the business when it was taken over by the Myer Emporium.

He was elected a member of the Stock Exchange in February, 1929, and later went into partnership with the late Mr. A. R. Taylor. On his partner's retirement iin 1932 Mr. Porter conducted the share broking business under the name of F. W. Porter & Co.

His pastoral property was Childerley Park, near Naracoorte, and he was also interested in Narrangie Station, Queensland.

A keen sportsman, Mr. Porter was captain of the A team of the Adelaide Polo Club at the time of his death. He had represented South Australia in polo matches and also represented his State in interstate rowing events in 1903-4 as a member of the Adelaide Rowing Club.

He has left a widow and three sons Messrs. James Frederick, Robert Evelyn, both of Childerley Park, and Arthur Francis. of the South British Insurance Co.. Ltd.

Members of the Stock Exchange adjourned the morning call for 15 minutes when the death of Mr. Porter was announced by the chairman (Mr. Andrew D. Young) and it was decided to adjourn at 1 o'clock tomorrow to enable members to attend the funeral.

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'Porter, Frederick Windmill (1881–1937)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 27 October 2020.

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