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Agency:
Roger Wallace Crop Protection
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1966
End Date:
31 Dec 1983
Description:
In 1966 Roger Wallace formed his company in partnership with his wife, Elsa Margaret Wallace and Don Johnson. The Company was based in Exeter, West Tamar and its work extended from Falmouth to Bothwell and along the North West Coast as far as Woolnorth and included crop, pasture and ditch spraying as well as animal spraying such as cattle for lice. The Company also had considerable contracts for the eradication of cotton thistle in the Longford and Ross municipalities. Mr Wallace had been working with agricultural chemicals since they were used in quantity in Australia. He has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree from Nottingham University and he came to Tasmania in 1951 and worked on a West Tamar farm before becoming a rural chemical salesman for a Launceston agricultural supplies firm. After three years he became I.C.I.'s Launceston representative which he remained for 11 years till the present partnership was formed. Donald Johnston, a Tasmanian, has lived on a West Tamar farm all his life and has past experience as a builder and as a designer and builder of boats.
Information Sources:
The Weekender, Saturday 18 April 1970 p 8 Benefit of spraying seen about mid - year . Article about the spraying of the water weed, Combungi along a 4 and half mile stretch of the Montagu River at Togari.
Series Created By Agency:
NS3809 Album of Photographs, Articles and Douments of Work Undertaken01 Jan 196625 Feb 1982

NS3799 Register of Clients01 Jan 196631 Dec 1983

NS3803 Summary Sheets of Work Done01 Oct 196631 May 1982

NS3806 Subject Files01 Jan 196731 May 1982

NS3801 Work Diary01 Jan 196730 Jun 1982

NS3804 Stock Sheets01 Jun 196916 Mar 1982

NS3800 Field Diary17 Jul 196902 Aug 1974

NS3802 Financial Statements Prepared by Price Waterhouse01 Jul 197031 Mar 1982

NS1437 Job Work Sheets01 Jun 197331 Dec 1977

NS3805 Job Ledger01 Jan 197431 Dec 1978