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Alfred D. Playfair

Alfred Donald Playfair
 

Birth reg 1871 974

974/1871 PLAYFAIR ALFRED D father THOMAS mother GEORGINA, SYDNEY

SMH On the 31st March, at 103, George-street North, the wife of Mr. THOMAS PLAYFAIR, of a son.

MARRIAGE The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW) - Saturday 21 February 1903

Mr. A. D. Playfair, son of the lae Mr. T. Playfair, of Sydney, and Miss Florence Pitt, daughter of Mr. E. M. Pitt, of North Richmond, were married in St. Peter's Church of England, Richmond, on February 4 by the Rev. J. Howell-Price, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Cameron. The decorations were most effective, and the church was crowded, a large number of guests having come from Sydney by special train. Mr. Christenson acted as best man, and the bridesmaids were the Misses Playfair (2), Pitt (2), and Williamson. The bride wore ivory white crepe-de-chiue, shirred and trimmed with tiny ruches of chiffon over white glace silk, the bodice had a transparent yoke of honiton lace, was trimmed to correspond, and the court train was of white satin. The veil was worn over a small wreath of jassmine and orange blossoms. The bride carried a beautiful bouquet, she also wore a pearl necklace and pendant, the gift of the bridegroom. The brides-maids were dressed in white silk. Their bouquets of yellow chrysanthemums aud asparagus ferns and gold bamboo bangles were the gifts of the bride-groom. The wedding presents were numerous. After the ceremony the bridal party left for Sunnyside, the residence of the bride's parents, where a reception was held and the wedding breakfast served, about 100 guests being present. Subsequently amid showers of rice and confetti Mr. and Mrs. Playfair left on their honeymoon tour through Tasmania.

The Sydney Morning Herald ,NSW - Thursday 27 April 1916

SYDNEY ROYAL SHOW - FINAL DAY

PRESENTATION TO MR. A. D. PLAYFAIR.

When the last ring event had been disposed of the president Mr S Hordern invited the councillors and a number of prominent visitors to join him in the lounge room. A number of toasts were drunk and the society's gold medal was presented to Mr A D Playfair.

The president proposed the health of Mr C B Palmer, the Judge of the ring events. In presenting the society's gold medal to Mr Playfair the president said that the members of the council had felt for some time Hthat their honorary ringmaster was deserving of some recognition for the good work that he had done during the last 11 years. When he introduced Mr Playfair to the Governor General he (the president) remarked that Mr Plavfalr was the best ringmaster in the world and later in the day the Governor General concurred and said that he had never seen a show ring so well conducted.

Mr H Pateson and the secretary Mr H. M Somer supported the president's remarks, Mr Playfair suitably acknowledging the presentation.

The health of the president was proposed by Mr T J Hoskins M L A and supported by Mr L Martin. The health of the secretary Mr H M Somer was also honoured.

The Sydney Morning Herald NSW - Friday 1 September 1922 (With a picture)

NOTED RINGMASTER.

PRESENTATION TO MR. PLAYFAIR.

Mr. A. D. Playfair, who has been honorary ringmaster at the Royal Agricultural Society's show for 17 years, received a presentation at Aarons' Exchange Hotel recently from a number of exhibitors, Judges, and members of the R.A.S. Council.

Mr James McMahon (horse committee) said that the last show was the most successful ever held, and a great deal of the success was due to the energy and interest devoted by Mr Playfair. Mr. McMahon was supported by Messrs G M Badgery, James Barnes, W E Budd and A J Rafferty.

Mr Playfair in reply said that he was an exhibitor at the show in 1886. He had been associated with the ring for 25 years and had been ringmaster for 17 years. For three years previously he was the ringmaster "on foot".

The finest lot of exhibitors in the world went to the Royal Sydney Show. He did not mind being ringmaster during the day but also to take charge in the night was a very severe strain. He hoped that their association with the RAS would continue for many years.

Death 22436/1943 PLAYFAIR ALFRED DONALD father THOMAS mother GEORGINA HOPE, RANDWICK

The Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 14 July 1943

MR. A. D. PLAYFAIR DEAD

Mr, A. D. Playfair, grazier, and vice-president of the Royal Agricultural Society, died yesterday at his home at Randwick.

He was associated with, the R.A.S for 42 years, and was ringmaster at Sydncv show for 14 years. He was elected to the R.A.S. in 1901. and made a vice-president in 1906. At his death he was chairman of the poultry section committee and the catering committee, and a member of the horses, cattle , dogs, buildings and works and rules sectional committees and the board of appeal. He was owner of a once-famous trotting stallion, Ribbonwood.

He is survived by Mrs. Playfair, two sons (Lieut..A. D. Playfiir. jnr., and Private T. Playfair, of the A.I.F.) and one daughter, Mrs. Ian Feakes.

The Canberra Times (ACT) - Wednesday 14 July 1943

DEATH OF MR. PLAYFAIR

SYDNEY, Tuesday. - The well-known pastoralist and Vice-president of the Royal Agricultural Society (Mr. A. D. Playfair) died at his home at Randwick to-day. A widow, a daughter and two sons survive.

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