Australia General Correspondence

Scope and Content

File of correspondence between John Swire & Sons, Butterfield & Swire, Hong Kong and John Swire & Sons Pty , Australia regarding the development of business in Australia. The letters cover the following areas in particular: Australian merchanting venture; house accounts; staff and property; Air Beef; Colonial Sugar Refinery; Commonwealth Oil Refinery; cement works; Brisbane shipyard; Brisbane tug and lighter service; Insurance agency; investments; import restrictions; visits from John Swire & Sons; telegraphy. Includes index


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