Deposit M37 - British New Guinea Development Company deposit 1

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M37

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British New Guinea Development Company deposit 1

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  • 1910 - 1948 (Creation)

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1 reel of microfilm

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(1910 - c. 1967)

Administrative history

The company was established in London in 1910, to promote the cultivation of tropical plantations (rubber, cotton, tobacco, sugar, coconut and cocoa) as well as carrying on financial and mercantile tradings. In May 1910, the company held its first statutory general meeting. One of the first properties acquired was the Itikinuma Estate at Sogeri, near Port Moresby. General Managers included Charles A Darling [1910], Lewis J Cowley [1912 - 1915], G A Loudon [1916 - 1920]. The company was registered in England July 17, 1922. It was last listed in Jobson's Year Book of Public Companies of Australia and New Zealand as of 1967.

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Prospectus (1910), memorandum and articles of association (1922), notices of meetings (1910 - 1942), Directors' reports and accounts (1910 - 1948), General Manager's reports (1914 - 1918) and reprints from the Financial Times and Investor's Chronicle (1911 - 1939).

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Entered from deposit description on 26 July 2011

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