Ayers was born in England but then after his school years
emigrated to Australia and studied law. There he worked as a law
clerk. After some time he had control of over a thousand men as
he was appointed secretary of Burra Burra mines. After about
fifty years he was promoted and became the managing director of
the mine. He won the trust of many men and after several years
again he became the chairman of the Savings bank of Australia.
He worked also for the government and in the parliament and
therefore as he had built a huge manor it was used for cabinet
meetings, balls and parliamentary dinners. He had a great name
in society and was very famous. Therefore the sight seen on the
picture was named after him; he also donated large amounts of
money so as to keep the place clean.