Deposit 9 - The Merchants Trust deposit

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The Merchants Trust deposit


  • 1895 - 1922 (Creation)

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0.8 m

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(1889 -)

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The Merchants Trust Limited was founded in London in February 1889 to invest capital in world wide enterprises. It operated in Australia, with six main investments in Victoria, through agents Gibbs Bright and Co, and then Goldsbrough Mort & Co from 31 May 1912. Goldsbrough Mort & Co, its agents in Melbourne, administered the Trust's investment in properties in Princes Terrace, Camberwell Estate, North Campbellfield Estate, and its interests in Castlemaine Brewery Company Ltd, McCracken's City Brewery Ltd, and Carlton and United Breweries Ltd. The Trust which currently operates as The Merchants Trust PLC now concentrates primarily upon major UK companies.

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Annual reports, proceedings of ordinary general meetings, correspondence and financial records.


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Entered from deposit description on 9 August 2011




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