Deposit Z361 - Parbury Henty and Company deposit

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Parbury Henty and Company deposit


  • 1863 - 1971 (Creation)

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4 boxes plus 1 bundle

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(1829 - c. 1977)

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The company was formed to take over businesses that were founded in 1829, and were initially merchants, indentors, importers and agents, becoming a major supplier of local and imported timbers for the building and furnishing industries. The company established merchant houses in Australia, the United Kingdom and Papua New Guinea. Formerly known as James Henty & Co, the company was incorporated in Melbourne on 5 February 1932. By 1977, the company was acquired by Parbury Henty Holdings Limited and operated as a subsidiary to the Holdings company until it was delisted from the Australian Stock Exchange in 1991.

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Correspondence, financial and insurance records, certificates and agreements, legal documents, share material and booklet 'Parbury Henty, Pioneers of Australia Established 1833'. Includes material relating to other companies including Derwent and Tamar Assurance Company, London and Lancashire Fire Insurance Company Limited, and James Miller and Company Proprietary Limited.


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Baker Library, Harvard Business School: F. Parbury and Company records

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Entered from deposit description on 10 August 2011




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