Corporate entry Howard Smith Limited (1914 - 2001)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Alternative Names
- Wesfarmers Retail Pty Ltd (Subsequent name)
- Legal Status
- ABN 54 004 071 845
- Sydney, New South Wales
Howard Smith Limited was established in 1854 by Captain William Howard Smith, who began transporting both people and supplies to the goldfields. Originally founded as William Howard Smith and Sons Pty Ltd, the company became Howard Smith Company Ltd in 1901 and in 1914 changed to Howard Smith Limited. The company has interests in distribution of hardware, towage and safety.
According to deListed Howard Smith Ltd. was delisted from the Australian Stock Exchange on 17 October 2001 because it was taken over (compulsory) by Wesfarmers Retail Pty Ltd. However the company is still registered with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission.
Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_h.html. Details
Created: 13 April 2000, Last modified: 23 March 2010
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