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Series 991 - Farm Managers Papers

Date Range1937 - 1980
Quantity158 cm, 10 boxes
ProvenanceWaite Agricultural Research Institute
Description

This series covers the Farm Managers role at Waite. The Farm Manager was directly responsible for the Farm Foreman, Senior Gardeners, LA 2 Glasshouse, Senior Gardener, Stockman, Engineer Mechanic, LT Farm, LT Orchard ( It is unclear what LT is short for). There are Diaries for the farm from 1937 to 1963 and for the sheep flock 1941-1973. There are three farm memos books, overtime book, two books of seasonal notes, and versafuge usage book. Kenneth Pike worked at Waite from 1927 and became the Farm Manager in 1938 until he retired in 1972. Mr Norton then took over the job. There are Ken Pike's note books, and duplicate copies of the farm reports that he made and for the letter sent by him. There is a bundle of cards with Waite Plan and planting, the cards include Meadows, Conmurra Tintinara as well as card recording the Doctor's cow production. There are applications for land use. There is correspondence from 1963 to 1975, planting schedules, rainwater use, budgets and orchard management. A series of index journal reference cards on cereal cropping, animals, machinery, vet call outs, rotation, fertilizer, grasses and soils.

Inventory Listing

Farm Managers Index Cards

This item is a index cards references for journal of use to the farm management. The references include, feeding stock, machinery instruments, stock, farming types, sheep and wool, vet, deficiency diseases, fertility and plant requirements, rotation, germination , grasses, weeds, disease in cereals, cereals, soil and fertilizer. They are all hand written

Date Range c. 1931 - c. 1946, dates of references    Quantity 16 cm, 1 box
Access Partially closed
Inventory Identifier 099100001 Box Number 1 Series 991
Farm Managers Farm Diaries

These items are the diaries of the Farm Manager Kenneth Pike for the period 1937 to 1962. The diaries record the work schedules and who was doing the work. This work included sheep work, general clean up, fertilizing, gardening, chaffing hay. Lawns, planting and ploughing. Each day but Sunday is completed. From 1948 only Monday to Friday are recorded.

Date Range 1937 - 1962, 1939 missing    Quantity 42.5 cm, 26 volumes
Access Partially closed
Inventory Identifier 099100002 Box Number 2 Series 991
Farm Managers Correspondence

This item is the correspondence of the Farm Manager mostly, Mr. R S Norton, including quotes, costings, budget allocation of materials and general information for the manager.

Date Range 1971 - 1987    Quantity 4.5 cm, 3 folders
Access Partially closed
Inventory Identifier 099100003 Box Number 4 Series 991
Farm Managers Plans and Preschedules

This item covers the planting plans for plots of lucern, rye grass and Phalaris Tuberosa. It details the amount of seed, the plot sites, experimental layout, grazing periods and maps.

Date Range 1934 - 1937    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 folder
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Inventory Identifier 099100004 Box Number 4 Series 991
Farm Manager's Planting Plans

This item details the planting plans of the Farm Manager of each plot variety of seed and maps. There are more detailed plans for 1948 and 1949.

Date Range 1947 - 1951, 1950 missing    Quantity 1.5 cm, 4 folder
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Inventory Identifier 099100005 Box Number 4 Series 991
Farm Manager's Sheep Diaries

This item is the Farm Managers daily workday records of the sheep flock at Waite. They records feed, movements, births, deaths, lineage. Sheep often put in arboretum. Each sheep has an alpha letter and a number. There are some references to a cow and heifer. The diaries are not complete.

Date Range 1941 - 1980, missing 1944, 45, 47, 48, 1979    Quantity 42 cm, 35 volumes
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Inventory Identifier 099100006 Box Number 5 Series 991
Farm Manager's Wool and Sheep Records

This item is a duplicate book which records the purchases of sheep, wool returns, shearing, and the lineage of the sheep.

Date Range 1941 - 1968    Quantity 2 cm, 1 book
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Inventory Identifier 099100007 Box Number 7 Series 991
Farm Managers Sheep Accounts

This item has the detailed accounts for the sheep flock at Waite.

Date Range 1965 - 1972    Quantity 1.2 cm, 1 folder
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Inventory Identifier 099100008 Box Number 7 Series 991
Farm Manager - Sheep For Field and Pen Experiments Applications

This item is the applications by students for sheep field experiments with the Waite flock.

Date Range 1969 - 1972    Quantity 3 cm, 4 folders
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Inventory Identifier 099100009 Box Number 7 Series 991
Farm Managers Land Allocation Papers

This item documents the allocation of land for experiments and the duration of the experiment. There are applications for allocations, and a blank form for this purpose. The allocations are charted.

Date Range 1925 - 1984, incomplete    Quantity 11 cm, 27 folders
Access Partially closed
Inventory Identifier 099100010 Box Number 8 Series 991
Farm Managers Rainwater Papers

This item has detailed plans about capturing the rain water run off from the buildings for use on the farm. Each building has a measurement of it's capture area and the cost savings. There is a more detailed account of the savings and costs for tanks, pipes, excavation cost and sand backfill.

Date Range 1976 - 1977    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 folder
Access Partially closed
Inventory Identifier 099100011 Box Number 8 Series 991
Farm managers Budget Papers

This item has details of the farm budget lists of costings and reports on the needs for the farm in the latter papers.

Date Range 1959 - 1971    Quantity 3.5 cm, 10 folders
Access Partially closed
Inventory Identifier 099100012 Box Number 8 Series 991
Farm Managers Letters

This item is two duplicate books of letter by the Farm Manager Kenneth Pike. There are some loose letters sent to Pike that are being replied to here.

Date Range 1960 - 1967    Quantity 3 cm, 2 volume
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Inventory Identifier 099100013 Box Number 8 Series 991
Farm Managers Overtime Records

This item is a record of the overtime worked on the farm, kept by K Pike.

Date Range 1963 - 1965    Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 volume
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Inventory Identifier 099100014 Box Number 8 Series 991
Farm Manager's Card Records

This item is a collection of cards related to the management of the farm and experiments. There are three key plans for Conmurra Tintinara 1935 Planting, Meadows 1934. There is a small collection of details from 1932 and 1933 on the amount of milk produced by Doctor Richardson's cow, she calf in July 1932. The third set of card covers the period 1935 to 1937, they have a map of the Campus and in red ink gives details of the work undertaken in the arboretum and the dates the work was undertaken.

Date Range 1932 - 1937    Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 bundle
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Inventory Identifier 099100015 Box Number 8 Series 991
Farm Manager's Orchards Papers

This item covers the management of two orchards Claremont and Alverstoke. They cover the planting, watering, varieties, electric power and the erection of a toilet block.

Date Range 1962 - 1980    Quantity 8.5 cm, 9 folders`
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Inventory Identifier 099100016 Box Number 9 Series 991
Farm Manager's Memos and Reports

This item is made up of five duplicate books of memos and reports written by Kenneth Pike the farm manager.

Date Range 1953 - 1974, incomplete    Quantity 9 cm, 5 volumes
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Inventory Identifier 099100017 Box Number 9 Series 991
Farm Manager's Book - Lourdes, Versafuge - Centrifuge

This item is a record by the Farm Manager's of who used equipment and who is authorized to operate the farm equipment. The book page is separated into columns for the date, Rotor Flow, RPM x 1000, Duration in Minutes, initials, Has rotor been dried and stored? The book is letter Waite Agricultural Research Institute No 864.

Date Range 1961 - 1965    Quantity 2 cm, 1 book
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Inventory Identifier 099100018 Box Number 9 Series 991
Farm Manager's Seasonal Notes

This item are three notebooks on the monthly rainfall and a description of the weather they were collected by the Farm Manager Kenneth Pike.

Date Range 1945 - 1964    Quantity 3 cm, 3 books
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Inventory Identifier 099100019 Box Number 9 Series 991
Kenneth Pike Roseworthy Merit Award

This item has a news clipping related to Kenneth Pike being awarded the Roseworthy Merit Award. Kenneth Pike. Pike won a scholarship to Roseworthy in 1923 and distinguished himself winning prizes and obtaining first class honors. Pike started work at Waite in 1926 and retired from Waite in 1972. There is a out line of his life by D B Steer dated 6/7/75. There is a list of the duties of the Farm Manager and a chart outlining how the farm is staffed and managed.

Date Range 1975    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 folder
Access Partially closed
Inventory Identifier 099100020 Box Number 9 Series 991
Published by the University of Adelaide Archives on University of Adelaide Archives Web Site, 2003
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