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Tim Short (W 1963-1968) living in Sydney for 24 years, trading commodities

Tim gives us a glimpse of his life spent living abroad for nearly 40 years.

Tim Short today
Tim Short today

Where do you live?

My wife and I have been living in Sydney, Australia for the past 24 years having lived in Canada, Taiwan and South Africa since leaving England in 1978. My children are grown up and also living in Sydney.


What do you do?

Commodity trading / buying and selling ships has kept me busy over the years and now I just have some food production interests in Canada and a private equity company in Australia to keep me busy. I also spend time in Hawaii during the year.  


Any memories of Walhampton you'd like to share?

Sport was always first on my mind at Walhampton...much preferred to schoolwork which I never had much time for. I still enjoy sport and today I still run marathons and swim.

I have wonderful memories of Walhampton...John Bradfield and Jackie LeMay and the Lawfords...Mrs Kemp at the stables...sailing on the Salterns...what a privileged life we had!!

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