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Corporate entry Australian Agricultural Company (1824 - )

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Agricultural industry
Alternative Names
  • AACo (Parallel)
Level 31, Aurora Place, 88 Phillip Street, Sydney New South Wales 2000


An Act of the British Parliament in 1824 established the Australian Agricultural Company (AACo). AACo is one of Australia's oldest companies. The Company began for the purpose of improving flocks of Merino sheep, and later moved into cattle. AACo has 18 Cattle stations in Queensland and the Northern Territory, with around 400,000 cattle. Their head office is located in Sydney.

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Published resources


  • Bairstow, Damaris, A Million Pounds, a Million Acres: the Pioneer Settlement of the Australian Agricultural Company, Cremorne, 2003, 418 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • King, Hazel, 'John Macarthur Junior and the Formation of the Australian Agricultural Company', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. 41, no. 3, 1985, pp. 177-188. Details

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