Deposit N164 - Alexander Roby collection

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Alexander Roby collection


  • 1960 - 1984 (Creation)

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0.6 m

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(1923 - 1998)

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Alexander Roby was Managing Director of the metal smelter and alloy manufacturer, OT Lempriere and Company Limited, from November 1976 until October 1982, having previously held the position of Marketing Manager of the company. He was awarded a Diploma in Engineering at the University of Queensland and served in the Australian Imperial Force until 1946. He founded Rocklea Lead Products Pty Ltd which was taken over by OT Lempriere in 1959 and became Queensland Manager of Lempriere, continuing as General Manager of Rocklea Lead Products Pty Ltd.

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Diaries and superannuation files relating mainly to the amalgamation of OT Lempriere and Company Ltd with HH Webb and Company Ltd. Papers relating to subsidiaries and related companies included: Balcomb Industries Pty Ltd, Associated Tin Smelters Pty Ltd, Midmetals Pty Ltd, Labor Funerals Ltd, Motor Funerals Ltd and Waratah Memorial Parks Ltd. Diaries include press clippings, correspondence, reports and extracts from Board minutes.


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Entered from deposit description on 20 August 2012




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