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A. A. Co. News, September 1996

dc.contributor.authorAustralian Agricultural Company (1824 -)
dc.identifierNBAC Z629-64-08
dc.descriptionThe Australian Agricultural Company (AACo or The Company) was formed in London in April 1824. Its purpose was to raise fine woolled sheep and sell wool on the London market. The formation of the Company was supported by an Act of Parliament and a Royal Charter. Its directors and major shareholders included directors of the Bank of England, the East India Company and Members of Parliament
dc.descriptionwith assigned convicts given the roles of shepherding and general labour. The Company’s initial land grant was one million acres in New South Wales plus two thousand acres in Newcastle. After some uncertainty the land, in the colony, was in three blocks: 464,640 acres between Port Stephens and the Manning River (Port Stephens Estate), 249,600 acres on the Liverpool Plains west of Willow Tree (Warrah) and 313,298 acres at the Peel River south of Tamworth (Goonoo Goonoo). The AACo operated in four major NSW locations during the nineteenth century – Port Stephens, Tamworth, Quirindi, and Newcastle – and from the last quarter of the century also in Queensland and eventually in Northern Australia. Its interests expanded to include wool, wheat, cattle, coal and land sales.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDeposit Z629 - Australian Agricultural Company (Australian Office) deposit 16
dc.titleA. A. Co. News, September 1996
local.description.notesStaff newsletter number 17. -- The records of the Australian Agricultural Company are inscribed on the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.
dc.provenanceDigitised by The Australian National University in 2021.
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