Australian Sheep Farms Company Limited

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Australian Sheep Farms Company Limited

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Dates of existence

1924 - 1937


The Australian Sheep Farms Company Limited was promoted at the end of 1924 by R H Caird, of the Australian Mercantile Land & Finance (AML&F) Company, to purchase three New South Wales properties: Dunlop, Toorale and Nocoleche, to which Ringorah was later added. The new company was floated in London and backed by the same Directors as the AML&F Company. The drought in 1927, along with further collapse in wool prices and dry seasons, reduced the company's profits and it went into voluntary liquidation in December 1937.


New South Wales; London

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sheep and cattle farming

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Entered from deposit description on 23 April 2012




J D Bailey, A Hundred Years of Pastoral Banking: A History of the Australian Land and Finance Company, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1966

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