Dalgety and Company Limited

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Corporate body

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Dalgety and Company Limited

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  • Dalgety, Gore and Company
  • Dalgety, Cruikshank and Company
  • Dalgety Blackwood and Company

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Description area

Dates of existence

1884 - 1961

History

Dalgety and Company Limited was registered in London on 29 April 1884. The company was a joint-stock company incorporating firms which were actively managed by Frederick Gonnerman Dalgety in partnership with other trading individuals. Dalgety became the company's first chairman of directors and remained the largest shareholder until his death. Australian branches were opened in Perth (1889), Albany (1890), Rockhampton (1891), Brisbane (1894), Townsville (1896), Adelaide (1897), Albury (1908), Wagga (1923) and sub-branches in smaller centres. A Superintendent was appointed for New Zealand in 1908 and for Australia in 1914. From 1884 to the Second World War, the company operated as merchants in rural areas, wool brokers, stock and station and shipping agents in Australia and New Zealand. In 1927 Dalgety and Co Ltd acquired the business of W C Hunter in Kenya. On 22 November 1961 the company merged with the New Zealand Loan & Mercantile Agency Company Limited to form Dalgety & New Zealand Loan Limited.

Places

Head Office: Melbourne; Branches in Australia: Adelaide, Albany, Albury, Brisbane, Charleville, Geelong, Holbrook, Narrandera & Leeton, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville, Wagga; London; New Zealand; Kenya, East Africa

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Functions, occupations and activities

agricultural wholesaling; finance; stock and station agent; wool broking

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Related entity

Dalgety and New Zealand Loan Limited (1961 - 1970)

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temporal

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Dalgety Australia Limited (1970 - 1983)

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Dalgety Farmers Limited (1983 - 1993)

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Dalgety Blackwood and Company (c. 1857 - 1884)

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Dalgety, Cruickshank and Company (1851 - 1858)

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Dalgety, Gore and Company (1847 - 1851)

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Henry Franklin Limited (c. 1934 - 1956)

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associative

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Entered from deposit description on 2 April 2012

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Sources

Dalgety and Company Ltd, Dalgety and New Zealand Loan Ltd Annual reports
Jobson's Year Book of Public Companies of Australia and New Zealand 1960, 1962

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