New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, Limited - Stock CertificateInv# FS2054 Stock
The New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company provided investments and loans for trade and commerce in New Zealand and Australia.
- James Beard, the 1889 New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Building architect
- John Logan Campbell, director
- Josiah Firth, with Thomas Russell embarked on a series of large banking and company promotions
- Henry Goulstone, colonial accountant
- Thomas Henderson, helped establish the company
- Thomas Russell, company founder and Minister of Colonial Defence
- James Williamson, company founder and director
Location of former offices
- 1, Queen Victoria Street, Mansion House, London
- Eagle Street, Brisbane, Queensland
- Rockhampton, Queensland
- 538 Collins Street (1883) and King Street(1909), Melbourne, Victoria
- 1865 – Incorporated in England.
- 1874 – Started business in some Australia States
- 1881 – Net Profit £6154
- 1889 – The Australian business formed their own board. Offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Rockhampton
- 1893–95: The Bank of New Zealand, the Colonial Bank of New Zealand and New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company were involved with a financial crisis causing a national slowdown in private investment.
- 1894 – Company reconstructed.
- 1952 – Became NZL Properties (Australia) Pty Ltd
- 1961 – Merged with Dalgety & New Zealand Loan Ltd
Dalgety went on to be replaced by the contemporary PGG Wrightson
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