William McCulloch and Company Limited

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William McCulloch and Company Limited

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  • McCulloch Carrying Company Limited
  • The Australasian Carrying and Shipping Company Limited

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Dates of existence

1861 - 1897


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.


Melbourne, Victoria

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rail transport; shipping

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Entered from deposit description on 26 May 2011




State Library of Victoria
Australian Dictionary of Biography, http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A050164b.htm (accessed on 26 May 2011)
Australian Securities & Investments Commission, http://www.search.asic.gov.au/cgi-bin/gns030c?acn=004_022_922&juris=9&hdtext=ACN&srchsrc=1 (accessed on 26 May 2011)

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