Selbys Scientific Limited

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Type of entity

Corporate body

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Selbys Scientific Limited

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Description area

Dates of existence

1974 - 1983


Selbys Scientific Limited was incorporated on 1 July 1974 to take over the trading activities of H B Selby and Company Pty Ltd, Melbourne and H B Selby and Company Pty Ltd, Sydney which, although subsidiaries of H B Selby Australia Ltd had been allowed to operate as distinct entities. In 1983 the Board of Selbys Scientific was disbanded and Selbys became a division of the Australian National Industries (ANI) Corporation in 1983.


Notting Hill, Victoria with offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart and Port Moresby (PNG)

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Functions, occupations and activities

machinery and equipment manufacturing; mineral, metal and chemical wholesaling; machinery and equipment wholesaling

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Internal structures/genealogy

Subsidiaries: H B Selby and Company Proprietary Limited, Melbourne, 1903 - 1983; H B Selby and Company Proprietary Limited, Sydney, 1912 - 1983.
Joint Managing Directors: Selby, Esmond John (1911 - 1998) and Selby, Benn Atherton (1914 - 2011)

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Prepared by Margaret Avard in February 2014




Dr Samuel Furphy (2005): Selbys the Science People: A History of H B Selby Australia Limited

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