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Roberts and Co Ltd
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1865
Began trading in 1865 as auctioneers and general commission agents Kemp, Roberts and Co on the corner of Murray and Collins Street in Hobart. In 1866 the company was renamed Roberts & Co and in 1888 the business was transferred to Roberts & Co Ltd. In 1901 overseas buyers attended the first wool sales in Hobart. In 1949 Roberts shares were listed on the Hobart Stock Exchange. In 1955 Roberts and Co purchased Launceston wool brokers Alan and Stewart Pty Ltd. In 1958 Roberts moved to new premises in Collins Street and purchased the Farmers Co-operative Auctioneers Limited business in Burnie. In 1967 Roberts purchased the wool brokers Alfred Harrap and Son. In 1986 Roberts changes their company name to Roberts Limited. In 2006 Roberts merged with Ruralco.
Functions Performed:
Tasmanian businesses
Series Created By Agency:
NS5243 General Ledgers - Alpha Sequence01 Jan 186531 Dec 1973

NS5216 Historical Information01 Mar 186631 Dec 1960

NS5231 Ledger of Saleyards and Livestock Sold15 Feb 187022 May 1873

NS5211 General Correspondence20 Mar 188531 Dec 1966

NS5238 Records relating to Shares01 Mar 188831 Dec 1983

NS5230 Minutes of Meetings of the Directors02 Mar 188819 Dec 1989

NS5218 Specifications of Buildings01 Jan 190630 Jun 1980

NS5266 Index to Real Estate Properties for Sale01 Jan 190721 Apr 1941

NS5224 Newspaper Clippings of Real Estate Properties for Sale01 Jan 190724 Aug 1976

NS5221 Maps, Plans and associated Drawings16 Jan 190931 Aug 1990

NS5234 Register of Livestock Sold at Various Saleyards and Slaughter Yards in Tasmania01 Jun 191130 Jun 1911

NS5237 Records relating to Employees01 Jan 191330 Jun 1961

NS5244 General Ledgers - Numerical Sequence01 Jan 191431 Dec 1959

NS5253 Debtor's Ledger01 Jan 191931 Dec 1940

NS5248 Annual Financial Summaries01 Jan 192431 Dec 1970

NS5214 Legal Documents01 Jan 193406 Jun 1975

NS5223 Newspaper Clippings of Sale of Livestock01 Jan 193631 Dec 1962

NS5239 Register of Deeds and Documents01 Jan 194530 Dec 1960

NS5236 Records of Superannuation and Provident Fund01 Jan 194631 Dec 1969

NS5247 Accountants Balance Book01 Jan 194731 Dec 1978

NS5254 Ledger of Client Accounts01 Jan 194731 Dec 1972

NS5252 Ledger of Bills Receivable and Bills Payable01 May 194731 Aug 1970

NS5245 Register of Unclaimed Money31 Dec 194731 Dec 1970

NS5210 Correspondence sent by Australian Wool Realization Commission to Clients of Roberts Pty Ltd01 Jan 194931 Dec 1949

NS5251 Monthly Register of Debits and Credits01 Mar 195431 May 1961

NS5257 Register of Sundry Customers30 Jun 195512 Jun 1958

NS5226 Index to Real Estate Contract and Sales - Hobart01 Jan 195931 Dec 1988

NS5225 Real Estate Contract and Sales - Hobart17 Sep 195927 Jun 1988

NS5220 Photographs01 Aug 196031 Dec 1960

NS5256 Profit and Loss Register01 Aug 196131 Aug 1978

NS5117 Annual Reports01 Jan 196231 Dec 2014

NS5364 Correspondence relating to Maps and Plans11 Nov 196530 Sep 1980

NS5232 Register of Livestock Sales14 Jul 196621 Sep 1973

NS5233 Property Ledger01 Jan 196731 Dec 1989

NS5246 Deposit Ledger01 Jan 196831 Dec 1975

NS5249 Livestock Summary01 Jan 196931 Dec 1979

NS5235 Register of Saleyards01 Jul 197131 Oct 1982