Deposit 110-8 - New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company Melbourne Branch deposit

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AU NBAC 110-8


New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company Melbourne Branch deposit


  • 1880 - 1967 (Creation)

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21 m

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(1865 - 1961)

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The company was registered in England in April 1865. In July 1893 the company suspended business and was again, after reconstruction, incorporated on 10 May 1894. The company's share registers were in London, Melbourne and Wellington. The Australian Head Office and a branch was established in Melbourne in 1875 and in 1880 commenced wool selling activities. Australian branches and agencies were also set up in Sydney (1876), Brisbane and Rockhampton (1884), Adelaide (1886), Townsville (1898), Albury, Longreach, Geelong (1956). In 1889 the Australian operations were separated from those of New Zealand, with David Elder becoming the first general manager for Australia. On the retirement of Elder in 1903 a Local Board of Advice was established to advise and support senior management in Australia. At the same time the Australian Branch was formed. The number of sub-branches and agencies grew after 1945. The company also had extensive interests in New Zealand and in South Africa (1930-1960). The company acquired a number of smaller firms and also formed new subsidiaries; New Zealand Loan Properties (Australia) Pty Ltd (1952); New Zealand Land Nominees Pty Ltd (1957); New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency (Produce) Ltd (1957). In 1961 the company merged with Dalgety and Company Ltd to form Dalgety and New Zealand Loan Ltd.

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(c. 1889 - 1976)

Administrative history

This firm of merchants and importers opened an office in Melbourne in 1889 and was incorporated in Melbourne, Victoria on 2 September 1901. It later opened an office in London in 1902. From 1902 the firm occupied the building at 561-563 Bourke Street, Melbourne. The principal owners and directors of the company were five members of the Gollin family. Gollin and Company had a diverse business, handling kerosene and oil distribution and shipment of fruit from Mildura to England. The company became a subsidiary of Holdings company, Gollin Holdings Limited, which was incorporated in Victoria on 30 August 1957. The company went into liquidation on 30 June 1976.

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This deposit contains some Head Office material including correspondence 1947-60; taxation papers 1910-1961; memorandum and articles of association 1894-1937; material relating to shares 1914-1961 and stock ledgers 1913-1944; annual reports 1895-1961. Melbourne branch material includes correspondence with Victorian branches 1934-1961; annual accounts and balance returns 1954-1961; merger files showing assets as at 1961; salary sheets 1941-1961; cash receipt books and cheque registers 1958-1962. Departmental materials includes Wool Department client records 1894-1962; wool delivery figures 1940-1962; wool store wages sheets 1920-1961; Stock Department correspondence 1958-1961; Croyden market records 1958-60; Stud Stock Department correspondence and sales material 1957-60; Tobacco Department client files 1960-61 and returns, charges and catalogues of leaf. Also contains material 1922-1961 relating to subsidiary Gollin & Co Pty Ltd and Gollin Holdings Ltd: correspondence, minutes, balance sheets and annual reports.


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NBAC 110-1; NBAC 110-2; NBAC 110-3; NBAC 110-4; NBAC 110-5; NBAC 110-6; NBAC 110-7; NBAC N2; NBAC N19; NBAC M43

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Entered from deposit description on 30 April 2012




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