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Date Range of Records: 1859-1986
- R. B. Ritchie & Son Pty Ltd [-]
The records relate to company governance such as registration and reporting processes, company share information and board minutes. Files about the distribution of company and family assets and restructuring of the company and the dividing up of company and family assets amongst the children of Alan Ritchie.
Subsidiary companies including Goatfell Investments, Cairntoul Investments, XY Pty. Ltd., Rotate Pty. Ltd., DB Ritchie Pty. Ltd., Durkoroit Pty. Ltd, and Jabri Pty. Ltd.
Administrative records relating to the financial management of the company and farm such as financial statements, journals, tax records and transactional records such as accounts, invoices, bank account books, petty cash records, cheque butts and sales records.

Farm management processes include stock herd weight, records relating to obtaining and installing farm equipment, animal breeding and registration records and diaries and tally books that record day to day farm events and occurrences such as particular work done or number of sheep shorn. Other examples of farm related records include plans for the design of the farm dairy and records documenting the payment of wages for farm employees. “Farm Management Reports” which were produced on an annual basis and record statistics on different aspects of farm management and operations over the past year such as total acreage and productive acreage, the number of flock and stud sheep shorn and the gross value of wool sold.

Family share portfolios kept by the company and family members both within Australia and overseas. Annual reports and prospectuses for individual companies, detailed opinions sought from experts about the long term business investment opportunity e.g. stainless steel, electrical equipment, British steel industry, diesel engine industry etc. Records relating to various family members involvment in business ventures - directorships and partnerships such as Garua - a plantation in Papua New Guinea and Aurora Estates. There are also records which relate to Korringal - a farm in South Australia which was at one time owned by R.B. Ritchie & Son Pty. Ltd.
86 boxes
Collection Category: Business, individuals
Access Conditions: Access: Open
Finding Aids: Yes listed ONLINE
Online ListingRitchie 1985~0083
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