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Robert Henry Adamson (1898–1957)

Robert Adamson, n.d.

Robert Adamson, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 18 November 1957

The death was announced at Cottesloe, Western Australia, on 10th October of Mr. Robert Henry Adamson, a well known figure in pastoral circles and formerly a director of Elder, Smith and Co. Ltd.

Mr. Adamson, who was 59 years of age, was born at Beverley and educated at the famous Scottish school, Edinburgh academy, as well as at Guildford Grammar School in Western Australia.

He started in the pastoral world as a jackeroo on Mr. W. J. Pitcher's Meeberrie Station at Mullewa, and in 1920 became a partner with the late Mr. J. H. Butcher and his old headmaster at Guildford, the late Canon P. U. Henn, in Yakabindie Station, at Leonora. In 1950 the Adamson family became the sole owners of the latter property, which by then had been greatly improved.

Mr. Adamson was for many years a prominent supporter of the Pastoralists' Association of W.A., being a member of the executive council from 1939, vice-president from 1947 to 1952, and president from 1953 to 1956. He was also vice-chairman of the Australian Woolgrowers' Council in 1954 and 1955 after many years service as a representative of the Pastoralists' Association on the Graziers' Federal Council as well as on the Australian Woolgrowers' Council.

He was interested in the Royal Flying Doctor Service and was a member of the council of the Western Australian section. In 1953 Mr. Adamson joined the Western Australian board of directors of Elder, Smith and Co. Ltd., and held the position until his retirement, owing to ill health, in September.

Mr. Adamson is survived by his widow, two sons, and a daughter.

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