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[NEW GUINEA; RUBBER] Prospectus of the extension of the Papuan Planting & Trading Syndicate into the Papuan Planting & Trading Company.

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At head of title: For Private Circulation only. Carlton, Vic. : Ford & Son, printers, [1898]. Foolscap folio (340 mm), [4] pp; original folds, edges with some insect nibbling and very short tears, else clean.

‘Capital – £3,000 in 300 Shares of £10 each. Capital required £1500. 300 Shares are issued at £10 per Share. Of these, 150 Shares (fully paid), are retained by the Promoters in lieu of their interests in the original Syndicate. Of the remaining 150 Shares, 50 have been reserved for Queensland, so that 100 Shares at £10 each are now offered to the Public.’

Among the stated aims of the Company are to acquire 4000-5000 acres of freehold land for rubber plantations in British New Guinea, to establish trading stations on the Musa River (on the eastern side of the Papuan peninsula), and to acquire a concession of about 250,000 acres in German New Guinea for trading and sub-leasing.