||In 1839 Scottish immigrant James Graham overlanded from Sydney to Melbourne to open a Melbourne agency for S.A. Donaldson, a Sydney merchant. Successful in colonial commerce, Graham was in business on his own account by 1841. Graham, Lamb & Co. was formed in 1853, but was dissolved in 1858 in favour of the family firm of Graham Brothers & Co., which became one of the colony's notable firms. James Graham's wider career included directorships of railway and insurance companies, pastoral interests and an undistinguished term as a Member of the Victorian Legislative Council. The family became prominent in other fields of Victorian economic development: the firm's interests were reduced to those of managing accountants.
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