Deposit 83 - Sydney Meat Preserving Company deposit 1

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AU NBAC 83

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Sydney Meat Preserving Company deposit 1

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  • 1870 - 1966 (Creation)

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16.2 m

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Name of creator

(1869 - 1973)

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In 1869 the Sydney Meat Preserving Company was established to process excess meat and was the major company in Sydney selling a range of canned meat merchandise. Formed by pastoralists, its factory was located in Auburn and stockyards, slaughtering, butchering, preserving and boiling down were all performed on site. The company was taken over by F J Walker Limited in 1919, who also owned Hunter River Meat Packing Co, Metropolitan Meat Co, and Australian Natural Gut Manufacturing Co. Business boomed during both World Wars but canned meats ceased to be productive after the Second World War. The business ceased operations on 31 July 1964 and the works at Auburn were put up for sale. In 1972 it was formerly resolved to dissolve the company and the final meeting of shareholders was held in September 1973.

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(1910 - 1983)

Administrative history

Established in 1910, F J Walker Ltd processed and exported meats, and produced sheepskins and meat by-products. It was registered in Sydney on 29 October 1920, became a proprietary company on 27 May 1937 and converted to a public company on 16 April 1951. Its subsidiaries included the Sydney Meat Preserving Company Ltd which was acquired in 1919, Hunter River Meat Packing Co, Metropolitan Meat Co and Australian Natural Gut Manufacturing Co. In 1983 the company was taken over by Kimpton Minifie McLennan Limited (a subsidiary of Elders IXL).

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Minutes, correspondence, financial and share records, legal and arbitration papers, photographs, maps and plans. Includes records of F J Walker Ltd subsidiaries Hunter River Meat Packing Co, Metropolitan Meat Co, and Australian Natural Gut Manufacturing Co.

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NBAC 144

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Entered from deposit description on 11 August 2011

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