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10 of the world’s oldest companies that are still open for business

Lovemoney Logo By lovemoney staff of Lovemoney | Slide 2 of 21: The youngest company in our round-up, Australia's oldest continuously-operating firm was granted a royal charter by Britain's King George IV in 1824. The Australian Agricultural Company started out using convict labor to raise Merino sheep and cattle in New South Wales, and went on to open myriad coal mines and build the country's first railroad.

Australian Agricultural Company, Australia: est.1824

The youngest company in our round-up, Australia's oldest continuously-operating firm was granted a royal charter by Britain's King George IV in 1824. The Australian Agricultural Company started out using convict labor to raise Merino sheep and cattle in New South Wales, and went on to open myriad coal mines and build the country's first railroad.
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