Millars Karri and Jarrah Forests Limited

Millars' Karri and Jarrah Company (1902) Limited, commonly known as Millars,[1][lower-alpha 1] was a Western Australian focused timber and timber railway company.[2][3][4]

Millars' Karri and Jarrah Forests Limited was a public company incorporated in London in July 1897 with its shares listed on the London Stock Exchange.[5]

In 1902[6] an amalgamation of Western Australian timber companies saw Millars' Karri and Jarrah Company (1902) Limited formed from:[1]

  • Millars Karri and Jarrah Forests Limited (Mills at Denmark, Yarloop and Mornington)
  • Jarrahdale Jarrah Forests and Railways Limited (Mill at Jarrahdale)[7]
  • M. C. Davies' Karri and Jarrah Company Limited (mills at Karridale, Boranup and Jarrahdene)
  • Canning Jarrah Timber Company[8]
  • Gill McDowell Jarrah Company (mills at Waroona and Lion Mill)[9]
  • Jarrah Wood and Saw Mills Company[10]
  • Jarrah Timber and Wood Paving Corporation (mills at Worsley)[11]
  • Imperial Jarrah Wood Corporation (mills at Newlands and Quindalup)[12]
  • Swan Saw Mills
  • Wilgarup Karri and Jarrah Company
  • Sussex Timber company

Archives

See also

Notes

  1. Millars had various business names in its history – see Thomas, W. C. (1929) "Outlines of the Timber Industry" in W.A. The Journal and proceedings of the Western Australian Historical Society, Vol.1, Part V, page 36:- Names of the Timber Companies that joined in the Amalgamation Scheme of 1902 – original title being Millars' Karri & Jarrah Forests (1902) Limited – later changed to Millars Timber & Trading Co. Ltd.

References

  1. "The Jarrah Combine". The Evening Star. Boulder, WA. 7 October 1902. p. 1. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  2. Purcell, Len J. (1988) "Millars in Western Australia: ninety-nine productive years" in Sawing, selling & sons : histories of Australian timber firms, Canberra : Centre for Resource & Environmental Studies, Australian National University, 1988. ISBN 0867403144 edited by John Dargavel, p.145 – p. 150,
  3. (1979) Millars, 1884-1977. Typescript (photocopy) Millars Australia Pty. Ltd. -- History. in Battye Library
  4. Gilchrist, W. E. The history of Millars' Timber and Trading Company and its influence on the timber industry of W.A. / Wm. E. Gilchrist. Perth : 1962. Thesis (Teachers' Higher Certificate) – Education Department of Western Australia.
  5. "Mining and Finance". Coolgardie Miner. 1 September 1897. p. 3. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  6. Gunzburg, Adrian and Austin, Jeff (2008) Rails through the Bush: Timber and Firewood Tramways and Railway Contractors of Western Australia Perth, W.A. Rail Heritage WA. ISBN 978-0-9803922-2-7 and Thomas, W.C. (1929) Outlines of the Timber Industry in W.A – in The Journal and proceedings of the Western Australian Historical Society, Vol.1, Part V, page 36.
  7. "JARRAHDALE JARRAH FORESTS AND RAILWAYS". The Advertiser. XL, (12179). South Australia. 29 October 1897. p. 5. Retrieved 15 December 2016 via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  8. "CANNING JARRAH TIMBER COMPANY". The Inquirer And Commercial News. LVIII, (3, 319). Western Australia. 20 April 1900. p. 11. Retrieved 15 December 2016 via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  9. "A RAILWAY GUARD'S INJURIES". The West Australian. 15, (4, 299). Western Australia. 12 December 1899. p. 3. Retrieved 15 December 2016 via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  10. "JARRAH WOOD AND SAW MILLS COMPANY". Western Mail. XIV, (694). Western Australia. 14 April 1899. p. 15. Retrieved 15 December 2016 via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  11. "THE JARRAH TIMBER AND WOOD PAVING CORPORATION". Southern Times. 10, (102). Bunbury, WA. 28 April 1898. p. 3. Retrieved 15 December 2016 via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  12. "SUPREME COURT". Southern Times. 12, (114). Bunbury, WA. 26 May 1900. p. 3. Retrieved 15 December 2016 via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  13. Millar's Timber & Trading Co -- Archives. In 1902 seven major sawmilling companies merged with the Millar organisation to form Millars Karri and Jarrah Company. In 1912 the name was changed to Millars Timber and Trading Company Ltd. The Inchcape Group later took control of the company, which by then was called Millars (Western Australia) Pty Ltd. Battye Library, Minnesota 874, Records of Millars Timber and Trading Company, ACC 3042A, 3301A, 5975A.
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