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Stewart, Barry James (1940–1975)

Barry Stewart, by Don Carter, early 1970s

Barry Stewart, by Don Carter, early 1970s

Foresters throughout Australia will miss Barry Stewart who, stricken with a fatal illness, died at Wynyard, Tasmania, in July 1976[1]. Barry was a forester with Associated Forest Holdings Pty. Ltd at Burnie throughout his career, and was responsible for much of the planning and utilization of the Company’s extensive forests.

He graduated from the Australian Forestry School in 1961 after completing earlier studies at Burnie High School and at the University of Melbourne. Barry was a keen family man and leaves his wife Judy and three sons, Robert, Ian and Colin.

Barry was also an exceptional all-round sportsman, cricket being his main interest. He Captained his school XI and went on to play with the Yeoman Cricket Club. He captained the senior club XI from 1967 to 1969 and again from 1973–75.

The Yeoman Cricket Club is establishing a Memorial to Barry Stewart. Firstly it is intended to provide a fixture or substantial piece of equipment for the Les Clark oval at Burnie to be named after Barry. Secondly it is intended to set up a trust fund to be invested until 1985 when Barry’s youngest son attains eighteen. Part will be used to provide a Barry Stewart Memorial Trophy to be awarded annually, and part to financially assist young cricketers in N.W. Tasmania to represent Tasmania in Inter or Intra state cricket. On the expiration of the trust the capital will be disposed of according to the wishes of Barry’s children. Contributions to the fund can be made to the President (B. Burge) Yeoman Cricket Club, 19 Curraghmore Ave., Burnie, Tas. 7320.

Original publication

  • IFA Newsletter, vol 17, no 4, December 1976, pp 24-26

Citation details

'Stewart, Barry James (1940–1975)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/stewart-barry-james-19118/text30691, accessed 21 September 2017.

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