Mashonaland Agency Ltd

Mashonaland Agency Ltd

The Mashonaland Agency Ltd was registered 29 August 1894 was a reconstruction of a company of the same name registerd 16 December 1890 to acquire properties in Mashonaland and to carry on mining and prospecting operations.

In 1899, the company acquired the undertaking of Mashonaland (Central) Gold Mining Co Ltd. The company also held shares in other companies including:

Properties owned as of 31 December 1909, included:

  • 164 gold mining claims with interests in an additional 190 claims
  • 349,365 acres of farm lands in Matabeleland with an interests in an additional 86,335 acres
  • 46,764 acres of farm lands in Matabeleland
  • seven town stands in Bulawayo
  • sixty-one stands in Salisbury
  • nineteen stands in Victoria
  • fifteen stands in Umtali, and
  • one stand in Gwelo.

The company was reconstructed on 28 February 1916, again, as Mashonaland Agency Ltd. The reconstructed company took over the undertakings of any part or parts of the real and personal property of the company in South Africa or elsewhere


  • Mining Year Book, 1909
  • S.A. Mining Year Book, 1916