Deposit Z177 - Australian Mercantile Land and Finance Australian Office deposit 5

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AU NBAC Z177

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Australian Mercantile Land and Finance Australian Office deposit 5

Date(s)

  • 1876 - 1984 (Creation)

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79 boxes

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Name of creator

(1863 - 1981)

Administrative history

This company was registered in England on 5 November 1863 as the Australian Mortgage Land and Finance Company Limited. The company's first Australian Office was opened in Brisbane in the same year. The company carried on business as wool brokers, pastoral finance, stock and property agents and as a pastoral company in NSW, Victoria, the Riverina and Queensland. In 1865 the business moved to Victoria with the purchase of the firm of Gibbs Ronald and Company of Melbourne and Geelong, the Australian branch of the London firm of Richard Gibbs and Company. The partners of the two firms continued their work in the new company with the Australian branch managed by R B Ronald in Geelong and by Sir James MacBain in Melbourne. Richard Gibbs and Byron L Ronald joined the London Board. In November 1910 the company changed its name to the Australian Mercantile Land and Finance Company Limited (AML&F Co Ltd). In 1971 AML&F Co Ltd was taken over by the UK firm Wood Hall Trust Limited. The company operated under the name AML&F Co Ltd until Elders IXL took over Wood Hall Trust Limited in 1981. Elders Pastoral Division was established incorporating all the pastoral interests of the AML&F Co Ltd.

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All kinds of company records including correspondence of the General Manager of Australia 1904-1983; office files 1963-1984; minutes 1969-1978; reports 1965-1978; records relating to pension and officers' provident and superannuation funds 1899-1984; company standing instructions 1938-1980; financial records 1945-1983; staff records and staff cards c. 1911-1980; photograph c. 1960s; plan 1891; sealing registers 1919-1970; and printed material.

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Researchers must sign an access agreement.

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NBAC 6; NBAC 99; NBAC 133; NBAC 137; NBAC 162; NBAC M3; NBAC N110; NBAC 75; NBAC 97; NBAC 132

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Entered from deposit description on 19 August 2011

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