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Alfred Harrap & Son
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1857
End Date:
31 Dec 1968
Alfred Harrap & Son began in 1857 as grain merchants, quickly diversifying into wool, farm machinery and supplies, and auctioneering. By the 1890s they were operating a river steamer service along the Tamar, transporting mining equipment and agricultural produce as well as passengers. The founding Alfred Harrap (1820-1893) was a magistrate, served several terms as Mayor of Launceston, and, with Thomas Gunn, was a member of the Marine Board.
Alfred Harrap & Son was bought by Roberts, Stewart & Co Ltd (later Roberts & Co Ltd) in 1967. The company was divided into Alfred Harrap & Son and Harrap Machinery Pty Ltd. In April 1968 their names were changed to Redson Pty Ltd and Nospar Pty Ltd respectively. Redon Pty Ltd was wound up and Nospar Pty Ltd was sold to Peter Trethewey.
Functions Performed:
Tasmanian businesses
Roberts and Co Ltd (NG3312)01 Jan 1865
Series Created By Agency:
LMSS55 Business Records04 Nov 188219 Jun 1917

NS5195 Annual Returns for a Company with a Share Capital31 Oct 192331 May 1966

NS5169 Memorandum and Articles of Association of Alfred Harrap and Son01 Jan 192431 Dec 1967

NS5170 Register of Shareholders01 Jan 192431 Dec 1967

NS5171 Share Certificates01 Apr 192513 Apr 1967

NS5172 Transfer of Shares01 Jan 196431 Dec 1967

NS5255 Ledger of Accounts01 Jan 196631 Dec 1968