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Walkers Limited

Australian, 1888 - 1980

Institution: Walkers Limited
Founded in Ballarat in 1863 as John Walker & Co. it opened a branch in Maryborough, Queensland in 1867. The Ballarat assets were disposed between 1879 and 1884 so it became a soley Queensland company. The business became a limited company being renamed Walkers Limited in 1888. In 1980 Walkers Limited was sold to Evans Deakin Industries. It was included in the purchase of Evans Deakin by Downer Group in March 2001.