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Richard Gallop (9 September 1808 – 1899) was among the first European settlers to arrive in the newly established Swan River Colony of Western Australia. He landed there on 6 October 1829 aboard the ship Lotus, accompanied by his brothers James and Edward. They had been recruited as agricultural labourers from an English village named Sullington in West Sussex, and were indentured to work for Colonel Peter Latour for a period of seven years.

Gallop married Margaret Drew in November 1842 and they had six children: Richard (born 1843), Mary (born 1846), Anne (born 1848), Thomas (born 1851), John (born 1854) and Walter Edward Joseph (born 1857). He established a market garden, an orchard and a vineyard on land he purchased on Brisbane Street in Perth and became a member of the Perth Horticultural Society in 1875.

He was included in the list of 100 most influential West Australian business leaders (1829–2013) published in The West Australian newspaper, for his contribution to the development of agriculture in Western Australia.

Gallop is the great great uncle of Geoff Gallop, Premier of Western Australia in the early 2000s.


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