Monthly Archives: February 2014

Hayward Letters Available Online

In 2011 the University of Melbourne Archives (UMA) was gifted a series of correspondence between the members of the Hayward Family from the plantation ‘Pieterszorg’ in Surinam (alternate spelling “Suriname”) to Bristol and London in England and Rotterdam and Amsterdam in Holland. The correspondence primarily concerns the family business in the production and trade of […]

McPhersons Limited available online June 2014

Established in Melbourne in 1860 McPhersons Limited recently celebrated its 150th year of continuous business, a major achievement in this day and age of company acquisition and competiveness. The key to their success has been their ability to diversify their business and adapt in a fast paced world. Founder Thomas McPherson created an iron mongering […]

Searching for a Forgotten Life: W.L. Baillieu in the Archives

W.L. Baillieu, began his entrepeneurial career in property and real-estate, during the 1880s Melbourne land boom. When the land boom turned to bust a few years later, Baillieu did not let this dampen his ambition and he founded his new company W.L. Baillieu & Co which had broader business interests in mining, stockbroking. It was […]

Louis Goldberg Collection at Deakin University: Exploring a rich foundation of historic research