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The 1978 standard new employee work agreement, provided a short history of the company plus working terms and conditions.
The official history claims September 1875 as the foundation date, but no evidence has been found for commencement in that year. Contrary evidence suggests a later date; perhaps 1878 or 1880. See this page for details: ‘Beginnings – Queen Street Melbourne’
Thanks to Ron Collins for the work agreement document.