John Danks and Son Proprietary Limited

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

John Danks and Son Proprietary Limited

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Description area

Dates of existence

1889 -


The company was registered in Victoria on 25 January 1889 to continue the hardware manufacturing and supply business founded by brothers John and Samuel Danks in 1859. The head office was based in Bourke Street, Melbourne while another branch was established in Sydney in the 1880s. The company had factories in Melbourne and Sydney. In 1951 Danks Holdings Limited was incorporated and the company became a wholly owned subsidiary of Danks Holdings Limited. John Danks and Son Pty Ltd is still registered as a proprietary company.


Melbourne; Sydney

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Functions, occupations and activities

building and garden supplies retailing; machinery and equipment manufacturing; timber and hardware wholesaling

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description on 12 May 2011



Sources (accessed on 12 May 2011)
Australian Securities & Investments Commission, (accessed on 12 May 2011)

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