Roy Everard Ross
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Roy Everard Ross was born in July 1899 at Mansfield, Victoria and died in Melbourne in November 1970. He trained as a land surveyor and engineer and went on to become a very successful Local Government engineer, property owner, businessman and investor. He served as a Captain in the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force in New Guinea following World War One.
In 1959, Mr Ross founded Bayview Quarries and became Chairman of Directors. After its takeover by Boral Ltd. in 1968, he formed Hillview Quarries Pty. Ltd. to operate an existing quarry at Dromana. Hillview Quarries continues to be owned by the Ross Trust and generates income for distribution by the Trust as grants.
Mr Ross was a keen bushman, had an extensive knowledge of native plants and trees, and made a study of the habits of birds and their calls.