Share certificate for the South Australia Development Syndicate Limited, 1900.
[Chester, U.K.] : South Australia Development Syndicate Limited, 1900. Lithographed sheet, 230 x 240 mm, manuscript entries dated 13 June 1900 recording the acquisition of one hundred shares by Roy McGregor Laird, shipbuilder of Birkenhead in the County of Chester; on the reverse is wet stamped ‘Paid a first dividend of 2s per share in the winding up of this company. John G. Hodgson, Liquidator. 2 Feb 1910’; original folds, in good condition.
The South Australia Development Syndicate Limited was incorporated in the United Kingdom on 3 April 1900. The National Library of Australia holds some microform records relating to the company (Collections of the Chester City Record Office relating to Australia and New Zealand [microform] : [M848] 1833-1938), and it appears from these that the syndicate possibly had interests in copper mining at Murninnie on the Eyre Peninsula.