$35 million gift to public

By Jonathan Chancellor Sydney Morning Herald
Updated November 13 2012 - 9:36am, first published August 11 2009 - 5:19pm
BEQUEATHED: Philanthropist James Fairfax (inset) will leave Retford Park at Bowral in trust for the benefit of the public. Photo by Bob Lewis

JAMES FAIRFAX, the philanthropic former chairman of the publishing company that bears his family name, will bequeath Retford Park, his imposing Highlands mansion, for the benefit of the public.