M*CH*MORE One Name Study

AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS RECORDS

The following documents relate to businesses in which a M*CH*MORE was a named partner. The various categories are as follows:

Most of the information comes from newspapers or documents in the National Archives of Australia (NAA) or one of the State archives, State Government gazettes, or State libraries.

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Business locations

The following data come from trade directories and newspapers. Further information on the location of a business may be included in other records on this page.

Name Date(s) Business Address State Source
E & T MICHELMORE 1935, 1939, 1942 grcrs Victor Harbor SA Trade
E & T MICHELMORE 1939, 1942   62 Port Rd, Allenby Gdns SA Trade
E & T MICHELMORE 1947   Victor Harbor SA Trade
HEATH & MITCHELMORE 1900 solicitors Wagga Wagga NSW Wise
HEATH & MITCHELMORE 1913 solicitors Wagga Wagga NSW Sands
J MICHELMORE & Co 1892 grocers, merchants Victoria Street, Mackay QLD Wetherill
J MICHELMORE & Co 1903 storekeepers Mackay QLD Slater
J MICHELMORE & Co 1915   North Station, Nebo QLD Wise
James MICHELMORE & Co 1894 wine & spirit merchants Mackay QLD Wise
John MICHELMORE & Co 1900 wine & spirit merchants Sydney Street, Mackay QLD Wise
Jno MICHELMORE & Co 1915 merchants Mackay QLD Wise
L A & P K MICHELMORE 1973   46 Victoria St, Yorketown SA Trade
MICHELMORE & Co 1903 produce merchants Mackay QLD Slater
MICHELMORE Ltd 1952   67 Anzac Hwy, Ashford SA Trade
MICHELMORE's Food Centre 1961   114g Greenhill Rd, Glenside SA Trade
MICHELMORE's Stables 1961, 1968   606 Port Rd, Allenby Gdns SA Trade
MICHELMORE, ROEGER & RUSSELL 1961   109 East Tce, Adelaide SA  
MICHELMORE, ROEGER & RUSSELL Pty Ltd 1968   158 Greenhill Rd, Parkside SA Trade
MOUCHEMORE & Co 1914, 1924, 1935-36 mfg tinsmiths, plumbers & garage Albany WA Wise
MOUCHEMORE & Co 1939 mfg tinsmiths, plumbers & garage York Street, Albany WA Wise
MOUCHEMORE & Co Pty Ltd 1935-36, 1939 plumbers & gasfitters Albany WA Wise
MOUCHEMORE-BARNESBY Mtr Co 1935-36   Albany WA Wise
R A IRISH & MICHELMORE 1940-1944 chartered accountants Bowral NSW [various newspapers]
R A IRISH & MICHELMORE 1945-1965 chartered accountants Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW [various newspapers]
R J & J MICHELMORE 1937 wheat farmers Strathalbyn SA Southern Argus (Port Elliot) 24 Nov 1937
Business activities
Name Date(s) State Information Source
BRIGHT & HITCHCOCK 5 Aug 1865 VIC William BRIGHT retires from the firm of BRIGHT & HITCHCOCK, merchants of London & Geelong, the business to be continued by George and Walter Michelmore HANCOCK Government Gazette 1865 Part 2
BRIGHT & HITCHCOCK 31 Jul 1889 VIC carrying on business at Geelong and Poultry, London: partnership with Thomas George Washington COBURN dissolved by mutual consent Government Gazette 1889 Part 2
COOK, MICHELMORE & Co Jun 1907 QLD moved 38 of their horses from Rockhampton to Fort Cooper The Capricornian (Rockhampton) 1 Jun 1907
COOK, MICHELMORE & Co 1915 QLD owner or holder of Lady Elphinstone station, Nebo, with 896 horses and 3,700 cattle Wise's directory
COOK, MICHELMORE & Co 1923 QLD owner or holder of Lady Elphinstone station, Nebo, with 2,856 cattle and 28 sheep Wise's directory
COOK, MICHELMORE & Co 1929 QLD further mentions of the company, e.g., selling cattle  
E MITCHELMORE & Sons 12 Mar 1858 VIC won contract for fencing at  The Battery, Williamstown, for 149 Government Gazette 1858 Part 1
E MITCHELMORE & Sons 9 Jul 1858 VIC won contract for fencing at the Patent Slip Yard, Williamstown, for 260 Government Gazette 1858 Part 3
E MITCHELMORE & Sons 9 Jul 1858 VIC won contract for building verandah at Police Quarters, Point Nepean, for 303 10s Government Gazette 1858
Part 3
E MITCHELMORE & Sons 24 Sep 1858 VIC won contract for supplying bricks, cement and glazed piping at Yarra Road, Melbourne, for 175 Government Gazette 1858 Part 4
E MITCHELMORE & Sons 12 Jul 1859 VIC won contract for extra work completing pier at Snapper Point for 294 7s Government Gazette 1859 Part 3
E & T MICHELMORE 11 Dec 1928 SA storekeepers of  Robe: agents for Parsons & Parsons, Adelaide estate agents, in the purchase of land at Robe Border Watch (Mount Gambier) 11 Dec 1928
E & T MICHELMORE 8 May 1930 SA storekeepers of  Lucindale: James BRADLEY fined L5 for passing them a valueless cheque Border Watch (Mount Gambier) 8 May 1930
E & T MICHELMORE 8 Oct 1932 SA storekeepers of  Victor Harbor The Advertiser (Adelaide) 8 Oct 1932
E & T MICHELMORE 1 Apr 1933 SA advertises stores in Lucindale and Victor Harbor [many similar advertisements 1933-1933] The Mail (Adelaide)
1 Apr 1933
E & T MICHELMORE Sep 1943 SA of  Port Road, Allenby Gardens: money and cigarettes stolen The Advertiser (Adelaide) 29 Sep 1943
HEATH & MITCHELMORE 1900 NSW landowners of Wagga Wagga Yewen's Directory of Landholders
HITCHCOCK Bros & Co 1849 VIC general merchants, Geelong: established by brothers George Michelmore and Walter Michelmore HANCOCK Australian Dictionary of Biography
HITCHCOCK Bros and Co. 22 Jun 1850 VIC William HITCHCOCK, George Michelmore HITCHCOCK and Walter Michelmore HITCHCOCK, from Manchester and London, will operate as Hitchcock Brothers & Co, general dealers in hardware & drapery, in the late William Wallace Hotel opposite the Union Bank, Geelong Geelong Advertiser
22 Jun 1850
J MICHELMORE & Co 1891-1918 QLD In January 1891 J. Michelmore and Co. began business as wholesale merchants in Victoria Street, Mackay, later diversifying into other areas. They owned the Victoria Hotel, and also had wine and spirits agencies. A description during the 1918 cyclone declares that one of the sights of the town "was a heterogenous collection of goods, including hogsheads and large cases, which were washed from the river front stores of Messrs. Michelmore and Co." [also frequent advertisements in Queensland newspapers] Rockhampton Morning Bulletin 29 Jan 1918 
J MICHELMORE & Co the late 1800s QLD "Central Queensland's icon family business" founded by John Michelmore sen and Bill BAGLEY in Mackay Birth of Our Nation
J MICHELMORE & Co Mar 1912 QLD sold Fort Cooper and Lake Elphinstone stations to W S WALLIS Townsville Daily Bulletin 2 Mar 1912
J MICHELMORE & Co 1917 QLD sold to the Mount Morgan Gold Mining Company 26 tons 1 cwt 1 qr 9 lb copper ore for L252 15s 7d and 0.68 oz gold ore for L2 17s 3d Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton)
23 Mar 1918
J MICHELMORE & Co 21 Jan 1918 QLD cyclone severely damaged their bulk store; floodwaters washed away a heterogeneous collection of goods, including hogsheads and large cases, and scattered them along the river bank [several other reports] Brisbane Courier
29 Jan 1918
J MICHELMORE & Co Pty Ltd 4 Jun 1940 QLD Mackay: published calendar (copyright registered by Mackay Printing & Publishing Co Pty Ltd) NAA
J MICHELMORE & Co 1983 QLD When the new levee bank was constructed in Mackay, the landmark Michelmore's Warehouse was the first building to be demolished. It had been erected in 1911 by Vic PHILLIPS, a well known Mackay builder Daily Mercury
19 Nov 1983
J MICHELMORE & Co 1966 QLD published the 4-page booklet J Michelmore & Co Pty Ltd: 75th anniversary, 1891-1966 Goggle books
MACRO & MICHELMORE 1889-1894 NSW of  135 King Street, Sydney: house, estate, financial & insurance agents, accountants and auditors  [regular advertisements] Sydney Morning Herald
Feb 1889 - Dec 1894
MICHELMORE's Bakery Nov 1942 SA of  62 Port Road, Allenby Gardens: agents for Procera starch reduced bread [many other advertisements 1942-1954] The Mail (Adelaide)
7 Nov 1942
MICHELMORE's Bakery 4 Jul 1951 SA of  558 Port Road, Allenby Gardens: advertised for a bread carter [also 1952-1954] The Advertiser (Adelaide) 4 Jul 1951
MICHELMORE Bros & Co 24 Jun 1918 QLD 100 fat cattle belonging to them moved from Byerwan station to Mackay The Queenslander (Brisbane) 6 Jul 1918
MICHELMORE Brothers Oct 1942 SA farmers: their crop of peas inspected by Belvidere Agricultural Bureau team Southern Argus (Port Elliot) 22 Oct 1942
MICHELMORE Ltd 4 Dec 1953 SA of  Gumeracha: purchased two cows from Brooklands Friesian Stud Chronicle (Adelaide)
10 Dec 1953
MICHELMORE, ROGER & RUSSELL 1957 SA architects of Adelaide: designed the Catholic Church of the Holy Name, Payneham Road, St Peters Twentieth Century Heritage Survey Stage 1
MICHELMORE, ROGER & RUSSELL 18 Dec 1957 SA architects of Adelaide: "Soil examination ..." SA Archives
MITCHELMORE Transport Pty Ltd 2013 QLD established by Stan & Nola MITCHELMORE on the Gold Coast in 1974; daughter Karen and her husband Tony joined business in 1985; now hires out trucks to major building projects company web site
MITCHELMORE & JEFFERY 9 Apr 1875 VIC won contract to erect state school and quarters at Tinamba for 280 Government Gazette
9 Apr 1875
MOUCHEMORE & Co 1912-1914 WA plumbers operating in rented premises in Albany Albany Rate Book
MOUCHEMORE & Co 1910-1944 WA Albany plumbers, tinsmiths, ironmongers etc. [regular advertisements] Albany Advertiser [regular advertisements]
MOUCHEMORE & Co Aug 1926 WA under new management (following purchase by Drew, Robinson & Co] with the addition of a garage department Albany Advertiser
18 Aug 1926
MOUCHEMORE & Co Pty Ltd 1929   application for Letters Patent for an invention titled: Improvements in and relating to gates, doors or screens NAA
MOUCHEMORE & Co 1930 WA of  York Street, Albany: supplier & fitter of home appliances with 20 yr experience Albany Advertiser
14 Jun 1930
MOUCHEMORE, BARNESBY Motor Co. Aug 1932 WA York Street, Albany: Ford dealers for Albany, Mount Barker, Cranbrook & Denmark districts Daily News (Perth)
30 Aug 1932
R A IRISH & MICHELMORE 1940-1943 NSW auditors, Berrima District Hospital and Ambulance Service [several reports] The Southern Mail(Bowral) 1940-1943
SMITH Bros, MOUCHEMORE & GERDES 31 Oct 1908 WA fishmongers of Albany and Kalgoorlie: Notice of dissolution of partnership, Henry Brooks MOUCHEMORE retiring from partnership Albany Advertiser
31 Oct 1908
Financial matters
Name Date(s) State Information Source
? MITCHELMORE 1866 SA Port Adelaide: called a meeting of his creditors, liabilities about 4000 West Coast Times (New Zealand) 27 Aug 1866
E & T MICHELMORE 1946-1948 SA Robe Tce, Medindie: trading results NAA
E A & T A MICHELMORE 1946 SA Victor Harbor: trading results NAA
Carl GUNTHER 21 Mar 1892 VIC 120 Victoria Parade, Collingwood: tenders invited for the stock-in-trade, fittings, fixtures and goodwill of the business of chemist and druggist formerly carried on by Carl GUNTHER; takings average about 50 per month, rent 2 per week, stock and fixtures valued at 350 The Argus (Melbourne) 21 Mar 1892
[also 24 & 26 Mar]
MICHELMORE's Bakery 1941-1948 SA Allenby Gardens: balance sheets NAA
MICHELMORE's Bakery Pty Ltd 1964-1965 SA annual statements related to purchase of Oldfields Bakery, Adelaide in association with D & J Fowler (Australia) Ltd and Noske Industries Ltd SA Library
V J MICHELMORE 1939-1948 SA 22 Rundle St, Adelaide: trading results NAA
Legal matters
Name Date(s) State Information Source
George & Robert E MICHELMORE 13 Nov 1878 VIC declared insolvent with debts of 1,152 Geelong Advertiser
13 Nov 1878
J MICHELMORE & Co 1892-1900 QLD Mackay: annual liquor & tobacco licences renewed Police Gazette
J MICHELMORE & Coy 1924-1964 QLD Mackay: siding on wharf  
J MICHELMORE & Coy 1929-1937 QLD Mackay: franking machine licence NAA
J MICHELMORE & Co Ltd Feb 1932 QLD incorporated as a limited company with capital of 250,000 Townsville Daily Bulletin 10 Feb 1932
J MICHELMORE & Co Pty Ltd 1939-1950 QLD Mackay: ten percent special allowance authorised, 4 folios NAA
J MICHELMORE & Son 1961-1979 QLD Mackay: private railway siding QLD Archives
J MICHELMORE & Co Pty Ltd 1962 QLD Mackay: plaint filed in civil action heard in Mackay District Court QLD Archives
J MICHELMORE & Co Pty Ltd 1965 QLD Mackay: plaint filed in civil action heard in Mackay District Court QLD Archives
J MICHELMORE & Co 1983, 1986 QLD Mackay: liquor licence revoked QLD Archives
J MICHELMORE & Co Pty Ltd   QLD secondary wholesalers NAA
MACRO & MICHELMORE Nov 1889 NSW of King Street, Sydney: engineers, tested a lathe invented by Mr PRESTON that was capable of cutting any shape Goulburn Evening Penny Post 16 Nov 1889
MICHELMORE Bros 1 Aug 1925 SA assessment of Richmond Park property reduced to 16s for a total of 3,500 by Robe Council Border Watch (Mount Gambier) 7 Aug 1925
MICHELMORE Bros 11 Jun 1927 SA Robe Council granted them permission to erect a second petrol pump in front of their premises Border Watch (Mount Gambier) 23 Jun 1927
MICHELMORE Pty Ltd 1 Jun 2000 SA 21 Stephen Street, Mount Barker: has applied for a hotel and gaming licence for Weeroona Hotel, 4 John Terrace, Wallaroo Government Gazette
MICHELMORE Pty Ltd 12 Jul 2001 SA 4-6 John Terrace, Wallaroo: has applied to extend Sunday trading hours to midnight Government Gazette
MICHELMORE Pty Ltd 27 Oct 2005 SA 4-6 John Terrace, Wallaroo: has applied for several variations to its licence Government Gazette
MITCHELMORE Brothers 12 Nov 1878 VIC estate of George & Robert MITCHELMORE of Colac sequestered pending bankruptcy proceedings Government Gazette
15 Nov 1878
MITCHELMORE & NICOLS 1 Dec 1896 VIC partnership between George MITCHELMORE and Jane NICHOLS, rabbit & poultry dealers of  60 Spencer Street, Melbourne, dissolved by mutual consent; the business to be carried on by George MITCHELMORE Government Gazette
4 Dec 1896
MOUCHEMORE & Co Jan 1910 WA established at Albany by purchase of Reeve's Ltd, Mr H W LEACK will continue to manage the business Albany Advertiser
19 Jan 1910
MOUCHEMORE & Co Pty Ltd 1929 ACT at Canberra: application for Letters Patent for an invention titled "Improvements in and relating to gates, doors or screens" NAA
MOUCHEMORE & Co Jul 1931 WA Motor Sales & Service department of Mouchemore & Co, Albany, a subsidiary of Drew, Robinson & Co, taken over by John A BARNESBY and to trade under the title of Mouchemore Barnesby Motor Co. The plumbing, sheet-metal working and sanitary engineering department will continue under the name Mouchemore & Co. Albany Advertiser
6 Jul 1931
R A IRISH & MICHELMORE 1951 NSW of Sydney, on behalf of an English firm: establishment as spinners and weavers of cotton and rayon in Australia NAA
T MITCHELMORE & INGRAM Feb 1935 QLD of Chillagoe: trial parcel of gold ore from Gilbert way transported to them for treatment Townsville Daily Bulletin 4 Feb 1935

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