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Waite, Peter (1834 - 1922)

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Pastoralist and Benefactor
Born: 9 May 1834  Kirkcldy, Fife, Scotland.  Died: 4 April 1922  Victor Harbor, South Australia, Australia.
Peter Waite donated Urrbrae Estate in 1913, which he had bought in 1874, to the University of Adelaide, subject to life tenancy for himself and his wife; half was to be for agricultural studies and the rest for a park. He later gave more land to the University and in 1918 donated 5880 shares in Elder Smith & Co. Ltd so that the land could be used as intended. The Waite Agricultural Research Institute was established in 1923.
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Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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