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Walder, Sir Samuel Robert (1879–1946)

Sir Samuel Walder, 1832

Sir Samuel Walder, 1832

City of Sydney Archives, 005287

Sir Samuel Walder died yesterday at his home in Longworth Avenue, Point Piper, at the age of 67.

He was Lord Mayor of Sydney in 1932, the year in which the Harbour Bridge was opened.

As Lord Mayor he accepted on behalf of the City the Archibald Memorial in Hyde Park, and he introduced the annual civic service in St. Andrew's Cathedral.

He was a member of the City Council for 13 years.

For many years Sir Samuel had been managing director of S. Walder Pty. Ltd., a firm of blind, and tent manufacturers, which his father founded.

He was a director of a number of other companies, and chairman of directors of Sargents, Ltd.

Sir Samuel is survived by a widow, a son, Mr. S. J. Walder, and a daughter, Mrs. J. H. Human.

The funeral will leave for the South Head cemetery after a service in St. Mark's, Darling Point, at 11 a.m. to-day.

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'Walder, Sir Samuel Robert (1879–1946)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/walder-sir-samuel-robert-1096/text1091, accessed 21 October 2019.

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