Deposit M8 - William McCulloch and Company deposit

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William McCulloch and Company deposit


  • 1877 - 1891 (Creation)

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2 reels of microfilm

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(1861 - 1897)

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Formed in 1861 by William McCulloch (1832-1909), it became the largest carrying company in Victoria. Wm McCulloch & Co Ltd were ship owners and shipping agents, contracting and general carriers, agents to the Victorian Railways, forward, insurance and custom-house agents. The head office was located at 19 Queen Street, Melbourne. There were 19 branch offices (including Echuca) and 47 agencies. C J Jenner was Chairman and its Secretaries included W G Sprigg (1877 - 1881); George Ferguson (1881 - 1882); J K Mayne (1883 - 1885). On 22 December 1885 a General Meeting of shareholders met to confirm the change of name of the company to The Australasian Carrying and Shipping Co Ltd. The new company was reorganised in 1886 with F W Browne as Secretary and H R Reid as Director. On 28 January 1891 a Liquidators meeting was held to discuss winding up the company. The company was deregistered on 12 November 1897.

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Annual reports, balance sheets and Directors' minutes of William McCulloch & Co Ltd (1877 - 1887) and the Australasian Carrying & Shipping Co Ltd (1886 - 1891).


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State Library of Victoria: MS 13019

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Entered from deposit description on 5 August 2011




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