Deposit 2A - Goldsbrough Mort and Company Head Office, correspondence, client and station records

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Goldsbrough Mort and Company Head Office, correspondence, client and station records


  • 1852 - 1966 (Creation)

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172 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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Registers of officers and staff (1852-1944), staff reports (1928-1962) and staff record cards (1962); Chairman's Board agenda papers (1951-1960); financial records including register of mortgages and share registers; clients' documents, Melbourne and Sydney offices (1886-1958); 'historical' material (1864-1977); legal case files; correspondence of G A Manning to Sydney, Perth and Adelaide offices (1939-1967); General Manager's and Secretary's correspondence with branch offices and London Office including presscopy letterbooks (1899-1962); correspondence with stations: Bunna Bunna, Canonbar, Corinda, Dumble, Eremeran, Manfred, Mulgawarrina, Weribone (1944-1955); Wool Department files, Stock Department files and Land Department files. Also includes records of the Melbourne Woolbrokers' Association and the Wool Selling Brokers Officers' Association of Australia (1914-1953) including minutes, financial records, arbitration material and press cuttings.


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