Alfred Harrap & Son

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Alfred Harrap & Son

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1857-1968

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Alfred Harrap & Son of Cameron Street, Launceston, began as grain merchants but diversified into woolbroking and shipping . Tamar River Boats was founded by Alfred Harrap (1820-1893) in 1857 transporting mining equipment and agricultural produce. In 1887 Harrap purchased the wool firm of W.T. Bell Ltd. In 1896 G.W. Valentine joined the firm under Alfred's son George Edward Harrap (1856-1937). Alfred Harrap & Son was bought by Roberts, Stewart & Co Ltd (later Roberts & Co Ltd) in 1967 For more information see: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/harrap-alfred-3722

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