University of Melbourne Archives


The business collections at UMA comprise records of both businesses and the personal papers of businessmen and women covering 150 years of Victorian history. The collections are particularly strong in mining and metals treatment and in manufacturing but cover a rich diversity of other businesses such as architecture and building, law, primary industry, publishing and transport. Examples of collections from within these categories are: Bates Smart, Blake & Riggall, Asociated Pulp & Paper Mills Ltd, RB Ritchie & Son Pty Ltd, DW Thorpe Pty Ltd and Huddart Parker Ltd. The business collections hold the records of over 220 companies totalling approximately 6,000 metres of records, some of which are restricted.

List of Business Records - Companies

List of Business Records - Personal Papers of Individuals

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