Collection MS 1112 - Branch Manager

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AU PMB MS 1112

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Branch Manager

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  • 1925-1932 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35mm microfilm

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W R Carpenter & Company Limited was registered in Sydney in 1914. It was involved in buying and selling island produce including copra, cocoa, trochus, beche-de-mer, green snail shell and Fijian bananas. The company later developed shipping and pioneered an airline. Having built its trading strength in New Guinea and Fiji, the Company extended its operations to the Solomon Islands in 1922 where it established a Branch at Tulagi. The Branch was abandoned in 1942, but after the War some of the Tulagi Branch papers fell into the hands of Tom Elkington whose widow passed them on to Dr Judy Bennett.

Inward correspondence, 23 Sep 1925- 5 Jan 1931
Outward correspondence, 19 Oct 1925-3 Jul 1929
14-15 Dec 1930
Inspection reports and related papers, 1930-1932
Legal papers, 1925-1931
Undated and fragmentary papers, [nd]

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Dr Judy Bennett, Department of History, Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand

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Access this title at PMB Member Libraries or by purchasing it directly from the Bureau: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/pambu/accessing.php

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ms1112

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