'An Enduring Gift’: The Life and Philanthropic Legacy of William Wyatt

Dr Wyatt arrived in South Australia in 1837. He had broad interests and was actively involved in the colony’s earliest institutions, including the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Botanic Gardens, Council of Natural History Society, Public Library, Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide Club, St Peter’s College, Pulteney Grammar School and Zoological Gardens. He held many
leadership positions, including Coroner, Protector of Aborigines, Justice of the Peace and Magistrate, Chief Inspector of Schools, Commissioner of Charitable Funds, Royal Commission Chair of Lunatic Asylum and Director of SA Savings Bank.
During this year’s History Festival, come and hear about Dr Wyatt, his family and how the Wyatt Trust, 130 years after his death, is ‘connecting the past, now, to the future’, through wise stewardship of his bequest.
The event is a documentary screening and an informal presentation that will allow plenty of participant interaction. It should have wide appeal because of the far-reaching influence of
this early settler who many South Australians may only associate with Wyatt Street.
Dates: May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
Time: 10 to 11am
Location: Wyatt Trust, Level 5, 100 Pirie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Free
Please RSVP: Simone Pomeroy or Julie Maguire, 8224 0074, or admin@wyatt.org.au