William Wyatt Protector of Aborigines and the Wyatt family connection with Burnside

Monday 16 October 2023

William Wyatt Protector of Aborigines and the Wyatt family connection with Burnside

Presented by Anne McCutcheon (Governor of the Wyatt Foundation)

Dr William Wyatt – Protector of Aborigines in the Colony (1837-1839), apothecary Surgeon, medical administrator, JP, land dealer, property developer, civic polymath – director of many of the early institutions in SA (schools, hospitals, societies, gardens, museums and so on) and undertook many public appointments in his lifetime. A man whose migration story created considerable rise in his fortunes and social status.

On his death in 1886 and after making provision for his wife and relatives, William Wyatt left the residue of his assets to form the basis of the Wyatt Trust valued at £50,000. The Trust is a perpetual foundation which 136 years later continues to partner with not-for-profit and community organisations to reduce poverty and inequality in South Australia. The Trust provides financial assistance and seeks to amplify the voices of those most impacted by poverty and inequality in our society.

Anne McCutcheon is a Governor at The Wyatt Trust. After a career in community development (including at Burnside Council during Coralie Soward’s time) and more latterly in small business development and advice, Anne’s retirement has been dominated by community service. As well as involvement in various club boating activities with her husband (who she met at Burnside Council!)

Anne is a Trustee at the Charles Sturt Memorial Museum and a keen gardener at the Heritage Garden.

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Meeting 16 October 2023 on topic William Wyatt Protector of Aborigines and the Wyatt family connection with Burnside

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William Wyatt Protector of Aborigines and the Wyatt family connection with Burnside

Presented by Anne McCutcheon (Governor of the Wyatt Foundation)

Dr William Wyatt – Protector of Aborigines in the Colony (1837-1839), apothecary Surgeon, medical administrator, JP, land dealer, property developer,…

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