Burns Philp, Townsville, Archive
Sir James Burns established a general store in Townsville in 1872, employing Sir Robert Philp in 1874. They became partners and co-founders of Burns, Philp and Company Limited, a shipping and trading company. Burns, Philp & Co. Ltd acted as agents and provisioners for the sugar cane and pastoral industries that sustained North Queensland, and Philp served as manager of the Townsville office. Sir Robert Philp was Premier of Queensland from 1899 to 1903 and 1907/1908.
Archive Location: 58L, 321L
BPTB/A/1 1948 65th Annual Balance Returns Book
BPTB/A/2 Burns Philp staff wages book, O-Z (c.1930s-1950s)