Charles William Davy Conacher
CONACHER, CHARLES WILLIAM DAVY (1881-1937), company manager, was born on 27 November 1881 at Terang, Victoria, eldest son of Robert Lawrence Conacher, bank manager, and his wife Ellen, née James. He was educated at George Watson's College in Edinburgh and the West of Scotland Agricultural College, Glasgow. In 1897-1911 he worked for a Glasgow flour importer, Hunter Craig & Co. Ltd, and then joined Vestey brothers' International Export Co. Ltd as an executive representative in China and in their Madagascar meatworks. In early 1916 he was transferred to Darwin, Northern Territory.
In 1913 Vesteys had leased large properties, both in the Territory and the East Kimberley district of Western Australia, beginning in 1914 the building of a meatworks at Paraparap, near Darwin. Conacher took control of these pastoral and business enterprises, under power of attorney from Vestey's North Australian Meat Co. Ltd. With no experience of the Territory he ...Read more at the source website