Death of Mr. Harold Barlow, Chief Dairying Adviser

17 November 1949 Chronicle (Adelaide, SA)

The SA dairy industry benefited on all sides from nearly a quarter of a century's work as Chief Dairy Instructor by Mr. Harold Bouchier Dight Barlow, who died on Sunday night. He was 62.

Mr. Barlow served with the State Department of Agriculture as Chief Dairy instructor since May, 1926.

He built up the dairy section of the department, and served on committees not only on the primary side of dairying but dealing with associated industries.

He was born at Tumut, NSW, and educated at King's College, Goulburn, before he studied for his diploma of dairy science at Hawkesbury Agricultural College.

Mr. Barlow joined the Department of Agriculture in NSW, and had risen to be senior dairy instructor there before he was appointed Chief Dairy Instructor by the SA Government. 

In the first world war he served in the 20th Infantry Battalion.

He held the rank of captain and was awarded the MC. After World War I he continued his studies at the British Rothamsted experimental station and in Denmark.

There he met his wife, and she returned to Australia with him by troopship. 

Surviving him are his widow and three daughters.