Deposit P121 - G A Manning collection

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G A Manning collection


  • 1890 - 1969 (Creation)

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3.5 m (35 boxes and maps)

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(1901 - 1980)

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Geoffrey Arthur Manning was born at Harston, Victoria on 29 July 1901. He joined Goldsbrough Mort & Co Ltd in 1917 and was appointed Chief Accountant in 1938. From around 1945 he was Secretary of Goldsbrough Mort and in 1960-1962 he was Assistant General Manager of Goldsbrough Mort Ltd in Melbourne. He was one of the three representatives of the firm during the negotiations for the merger with Elder Smith & Co in 1962 and was appointed Assistant General Manager of the new company, Elder Smith Goldsbrough Mort in Adelaide. He retired in 1966 and took up a Visiting Fellowship at the Australian National University, during the tenure of which he wrote The Elder Smith Goldsbrough Mort Merger (ANU Press, 1970).

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Research papers on the merger of Elder Smith and Goldsbrough Mort & Co. Includes subject files, copies of minutes, reports, correspondence, records re staff funds, working papers and drafts Manning's book, printed material, maps, plan and chart.


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NBAC 2; NBAC 2A; NBAC 2B; NBAC 105; NBAC 130

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Entered from deposit description on 29 September 2011




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