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Incorporated in 1904

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Our Story


Our origins can be traced to pre-federation when Thomas Hancock, together with his sons Josias and Thomas Junior, migrated to Queensland from Cornwall in 1855 and established a sawmill in the Ipswich area in 1867.


The business grew steadily and by 1886 Hancock & Sons employed 274 people. Joseph Gore, who had arrived in Australia from Wiltshire England in 1885, joined Hancock & Sons in a management position in 1901.


The business flourished and Hancock & Gore Ltd was incorporated in 1904, and subsequently listed on the Brisbane Stock Exchange.

Since that incorporation, this company has had several iterations, to bring it to its present day identity of Hancock & Gore Limited.

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