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The Wyatt Trust has been supporting South Australians since 1886.

The Trust is named after Dr William Wyatt, an English settler who arrived in Australia in 1837. With no surviving heirs, Dr Wyatt used the funds he had derived from land purchases to establish a trust for the benefit of his fellow South Australians, many of whom he had witnessed struggle with adversity and poverty.

With a focus on helping individuals, Wyatt has evolved its grantmaking practices over the years to grow its impact.

The Trust has distributed over $62 million in grants which have helped more than 73,000 South Australians.

Today, our vision is a South Australia where inequality is challenged, and poverty is eradicated.

We know that’s not something that can be achieved alone, and our collaborators, including communities and the non-profit organisations that serve them, are true partners.

We are also committed to remaining accountable and reflecting deeply on the ways we apply our resources to work alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

By listening, learning and building knowledge, our aim is to make an even bigger contribution to systemic change so that we can help more South Australians.

The Wyatt Trust is governed by an Act of parliament and a copy of our by-laws can be accessed here.

Wyatt Governors

Since inception, Wyatt has been guided by a dedicated Board of Governors. We thank all of these volunteers for their time and expertise.

Sir Henry Ayers
1886 - 1897
Henry Scott
1886 - 1906
George Turnbull
1886 - 1889
Henry Rymill
1886 - 1909
William Everard
1886 - 1890
E.B. Grundy
1886 – 1924
Hon. Alexander Hay
1886 - 1898
W.J. Brind
1889 - 1895
Dr. E.C. Stirling
1890 - 1897
Sir William Milne
1895 - 1895
Mr. Simpson Newland
1895 - 1925
J. Angas Johnson
1897 - 1902
A. George Downer
1897 - 1916
Arthur Waterhouse
1899 - 1902
R. Kyffin Thomas
1902 - 1910
William Taylor
1902 - 1913
Theodore Bruce
1906 - 1911
G. Dutton Green
1909 - 1911
Dr. B. Poulton
1910 - 1921
Howard Davenport
1911 - 1920
E. Kyffin Thomas
1911 - 1935
G.A. Jury
1914 - 1920
E.M. Smith
1917 - 1929
Thomas Gill
1920 - 1923
James Sadler
1920 - 1935
C.R.J. Glover
1921 - 1936
Sir Henry Newland
1924 - 1966
J.G. Duncan-Hughes
1925 - 1931
J.H. Finlayson
1927 - 1952
J. Wallace Sandford
1929 - 1932
C.W. Hayward
1932 - 1934
W.D. Taylor
1932 - 1958
F.T. Bruce
1934 - 1955
C.V.T. Wells
1935 - 1942
G. Kyffin Thomas
1936 - 1953
C.C. Hayward
1938 - 1950
Sir F. Lloyd Dumas
1942 - 1970
P.C.F. Hayward
1952 - 1981
R.H. Wreford
1953 - 1983
P. Ifould
1954 - 1967
H.C. Morphett
1955 - 1972
D.W. Berry
1959 - 1982
H.R.S. Newland
1966 - 1989
I.B. Bruce
1967 - 1988
R.L. Collison
1971 - 2002
F.R.B. Forwood
1973 - 1978
F.W. Davison
1978 - 1996
D.J. Wyness
1981 - 1986
R.A. Ringwood
1983 - 1988
J.N. Morphett
1983 - 2004
C.C.A. Binks
1986 - 1997
R.C. Oliver
1988 - 1998
Nancy Bates
1989 - 1997
R.L. Wood
1991 - 2002
Ruth Prescott
1996 - 2006
Dr. Elaine Martin
1997 - 2002
A.N. Yates
1997 - 2007
Dr T.A.S. Hanson
1998 - 2002
W.M. Fowler
2002 - 2011
A.W. Scammell
2002 - 2016
Rosemary Osman
2002 - 2016
C.C.A. Binks
2002 - 2009
A.L.S. Davies
2004 - 2018
Stephanie Page
2006 - 2009
J.T. Gregerson
2007 - 2019
Elizabeth Wilson
2009 - Current
I.D. Minns
2009 - Current
Anne McCutcheon
2012 - Current
Pam Simmons
2016 - Current
John van Ruth
2016 - Current
Richard Dennis
2018 - Current
Nicholas J. Costello
2019 - Current