Company & industry information

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Key to library resources

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Historical business records

Where to find historical records

You can find historical business records of Australian companies in a number of agencies and archives as well as through online resources.

These include reports and registers, constitutions and articles of incorporation, minutes of meetings, correspondence and photographs.


University archives

Other online resource

Did you know?

You can search Trove for Australian company's current and historical records.

Telephone directories

Use Telephone directories to verify name and location of a business.

The State Library holds telephone and business directories. Use the following subjects to locate them in our catalogue: