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Malloch, Robert Anthony (1880–1951)

Robert Malloch, n.d.

Robert Malloch, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 August 1951

Mr. Robert Anthony Malloch, chairman and managing director of Dangar, Gedye and Malloch Ltd., well known in rural circles throughout Australia, died in Sydney on 1st inst. at the age of 71.

Mr. Malloch was born at Adelong, N.S.W., and early was associated on the staff of Bewick Moreing and Co. with Herbert C. Hoover, who later was President of the United States of America. In 1907 he and his brother, Mr. A. H. Malloch, founded the firm of Malloch Bros., Perth, W.A., and as outside representative of the company Mr. R. A. Malloch used to visit landholders from Perth to Geraldton on a push bike.

Mr. Malloch's connection with Lister products, for which Dangar, Gedye and Malloch Ltd. are now distributors in New South Wales, commenced in 1910 when Malloch Bros. obtained the agency for Lister shearing equipment and engines. In 1916, when he became joint owner with William Carver of Dangar, Gedye and Co., the staff consisted of 14. To-day the firm of Dangar, Gedye and Malloch Ltd. has 530 members.

An important move in the company's affairs was the purchase, in 1923, of the site of the present head office at Young Street, Sydney, where Malloch House was erected in 1927. In 1938 the company acquired further premises in Harris Street Ultimo, Sydney, in order to cope with its flourishing business, which now lends assistance to primary industries throughout the length and breadth of New South Wales. In the last few years of his life, Mr. Malloch became intensely interested in the application of a new pest control machine to the service of the man on the land. Through his efforts it is now being successfully used against lice, ked, and fly in sheep, and in the control of grasshopper and mosquito plagues.

Among his many activities, Mr. Malloch was a director of Lister Blackstone Pty. Ltd., a director of W.A. Wire and Netting Co., until quite recently a director of Bond's Industries Ltd., chairman and trustee of the Equitable Permanent Building Society, a member of the Rotary Club, Far West Children's Health Scheme, and on the committee of the Crippled Children's Society and the Boys' Brigade.

Mr. Malloch is survived by a widow, two sons and three daughters. The two sons, Messrs. J. R. S. ("Ron") Malloch and A. R ("Bob") Malloch, both directors of Dangar, Gedye and Malloch Ltd., have been associated with the many activities of the firm for some years.

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'Malloch, Robert Anthony (1880–1951)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/malloch-robert-anthony-663/text664, accessed 19 June 2019.

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Robert Malloch, n.d.

Robert Malloch, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 August 1951