Deposit 2 - Goldsbrough Mort and Company Head Office and station records

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Goldsbrough Mort and Company Head Office and station records


  • 1855 - 1955 (Creation)

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343 m

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(1848 - 1962)

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Richard Goldsbrough formed a wool broking firm in Melbourne in 1848. In 1881 it merged with the Australian Agency and Banking Corporation Ltd to become R Goldsbrough and Company Limited. The purchase in 1888 of the Sydney firm Mort and Company Limited, established in 1843 by Thomas Mort, led to a change of name to Goldsbrough Mort and Company Limited. It kept this name until the merger with Elder Smith and Company Limited in 1962 which formed Elder Smith Goldsbrough Mort.

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This deposit contains records of head office and of various station properties connected with the company. Records from head office include board minutes, correspondence, acount books, papers relating to shares, legal papers and press cuttings. Records from stations include correspondence, returns, reports of stations, acount books, papers relating to land matters and maps. A small sub-group consists of papers relating to property owned by the company in the Northern Territory from which a live cattle business was carried on between Darwin, Batavia and Singapore in the 1880s and 1890s.


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Created by Sarah Lethbridge on 22 June 2011.




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