Deposit 47 - Central Queensland Meat Export Company deposit

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Central Queensland Meat Export Company deposit


  • 1887 - 1896 (Creation)

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1 box

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(c. 1883 - c. 1901)

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The Company sold and shipped meat products to London in the 1880s. The Central Queensland Meat Export Company's new works at Lakes Creek installed freezing equipment in 1883, but was burnt down shortly after. Due to the fire, the company went into liquidation in 1885 and in 1886 the business was taken over by a Melbourne syndicate which included Andrew Rowan, George Fairbairn and John Living. It was managed by John Living and later by the Nelson Brothers. In 1901 London interests acquired CQME, registering it in London.

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(1848 - 1962)

Administrative history

Richard Goldsbrough formed a wool broking firm in Melbourne in 1848. In 1881 it merged with the Australian Agency and Banking Corporation Ltd to become R Goldsbrough and Company Limited. The purchase in 1888 of the Sydney firm Mort and Company Limited, established in 1843 by Thomas Mort, led to a change of name to Goldsbrough Mort and Company Limited. It kept this name until the merger with Elder Smith and Company Limited in 1962 which formed Elder Smith Goldsbrough Mort.

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Correspondence, financial and sales records


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Entered from deposit description on 27 July 2011




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