Parbury Henty and Company Proprietary Limited

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Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Parbury Henty and Company Proprietary Limited

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Other form(s) of name

  • James Henty and Company

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Description area

Dates of existence

1829 - c. 1977


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.


Offices in Melbourne and London

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Functions, occupations and activities

textile, clothing and footwear wholesaling; timber and hardware wholesaling

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description on 16 Jun 2011



Sources (accessed on 16 June 2011)
The Business Who's Who of Australia
Jobson's Year Book of Public Companies of Australia and New Zealand

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