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Notable South Australians/Robert Fotheringham

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Robert Fotheringham,

WHOSE untimely and sudden death took place at Kapunda on Sept. 19, 1885, was born at Alloa, Ayrshire, Scotland, in 1831, and was first engaged under his brother, who was a banker in his native town. In 1855 he sailed for Melbourne by the "Oliver Lang," and thence came to Gawler, where he joined his brothers in the brewing business. He subsequently removed to Kapunda, where he conducted the Spring Brewery for seventeen years. He was widely known and respected for his sterling qualities, and ever ready to assist, by advice and means, the needy and helpless. Every local institution received his support, and both in Gawler and Kapunda he was "the life of the place." It will be many years ere he will be forgotten in both localities.