Founded in 1867, the Albany Co-operative Society, was the first co-operative enterprise in Western Australia. Its history is one of rise and fall with an enduring legacy in Western Australian co-operation, and of connections with one of the largest shipping companies that tied the British Empire together. It reflects a historical era when a colonial gentry sought to emulate and recreate an orderly and paternal social structure they knew ‘back home’, in which those who enjoyed economic and social privilege had a responsibility to ensure that the people under their leadership were cared for and treated with decency.
|Number of pages
|CEMI-CERU Case Study Research Report
|Centre for Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation (CEMI)
|Published - 2022