From Adelaide Observer Newspaper 9 July 1927
Mr. Sidney Wilcox's Retirement. On June 30, 1927, Mr. Sidney Wilcox (Chairman of the Adelaide Board of Directors of Wilcox, Mofflin, Limited), the well known Australian firm of wool, skin, and hide merchants retired from the active life of the firm after 40 years association with it. "It has been a very happy, time," he remarked to a representative of The Register. "It was fairly hard work in the early days, but as we got our staff round us the load lightened; to-day we have-a remarkably good staff throughout Australia."
Mr. Wilcox who has resigned from the firm of Wilcox, Mofflin, Limited in 1927 He has had an interesting career. He is a son of the late Mr. George Wilcox, and towards the end of 1880 he obtained his first employment with a firm of grocers for a few months, after which he entered the services of the old Commercial-Bank of South Australia, in which he remained until 1887. He then went into the office of Messrs. George Wilcox & Co., and was the only clerk employed there at the time. In 1893 he went to Sydney, and was managing partner there for about 12 years. After an absence abroad for two years Mr. Wilcox returned to Adelaide, and occupied, an office; alongside of Mr. Glen Legoe, and they proceeded to develop the big business from this end. Mr. Wilcox has pastoral interests, and owns Brenda Park, a beautiful property on the River Murray near Morgan, upon which he has expended a large amount of money. He is also a member of the firm of Hamilton & Wilcox, Limited, owners of Koonamore Station, and in future he will be located in the Adelaide office, of that company. Fond of mechanics as a hobby, Mr, Wilcox spends many pleasant hours in his elaborate workshop at his home at North Adelaide. His disposition to do good by stealth, has caused many people to be grateful to him for their advancement in life. With Mr. A. E. Hamilton he and his sister have rendered great practical assistance to the University of Adelaide in the establishment of a reserve at Koonamore Station to enable research in the preservation of native flora to be carried out.
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