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Sawers, Ross (1887–1951)

Ross Sawers, n.d.

Ross Sawers, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 15 September 1951

Mr. Ross Sawers, a well known South Australian station owner and sportsman, died at his home in Grove Street, Unley Park, on the 4th August at the age of 64.

He was born at Roseberry in 1887, but in 1889 his family, who were prominent pastoral pioneers, moved to Pitcairn Station, Nackera. Mr. Sawers lived there until 1916, and retained a part interest in the station up to his death. Other stations owned by Mr. Sawers included Wallerberdina at Hookina and Warrawinna at Beltana in the saltbush, while he also owned Haldane Merino stud at Hallett until 1949.

Mr. Sawers was one of South Australia's most prominent amateur sportsmen. He was an original member of Kooyonga Golf Club and won the club championship four times, while he also won the State jubilee championship in 1936. Recognised as one of the best shots in the State, he won many trophies for pigeon shooting both in South Australia and interstate. He was also an A grade tennis player and a trustee of the South Australian Lawn Tennis Association.

Mr. Sawers is survived by his widow and two daughters.

Original publication

  • Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 15 September 1951, p 1013 (view original)

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'Sawers, Ross (1887–1951)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/sawers-ross-896/text897, accessed 15 September 2019.

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Ross Sawers, n.d.

Ross Sawers, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 15 September 1951