Primac Gurus

Primac Holdings Limited History

Welcome to the Primac Gurus website. Primac Holdings Limited was formed in 1975 from the merger of two great Queensland Stock & Station Agency Businesses, Queensland Primary Producers Co-Operative Association Ltd known as “Primaries” and Mactaggarts Primary Producers Co-Operative Association Ltd known as “Mactaggarts”. With this site and the Primac Gurus facebook group we are recording the history of Primaries Co-Operative formed in 1920 and Mactaggarts founded in the late 1880s, and merged in 1975 to form “Primaries Mactaggarts” and couple of years later the name was changed to “Primac”. This site sorts the available information into 3 main sections, Branch Timeline / Histories, Primac Gurus Bio / Histories and Gurus stories.

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Date for the next Primac Gurus Reunion is now set.

Following on from the successful 2023 event, plans are now locked in for the forthcoming 2024 Primac Gurus Reunion. It’s back to the future, this year returning to Toowoomba on Saturday the 19th October 2024.The venue for the reunion will be in the Celtic Room at the Irish Club, situated at 80 Russell Street, Toowoomba. The afternoon will “kick off” at 1.00pm

$30.00 now, and $30.00 on July 1st each year and a $30.00 joining fee

Becoming a financial member of Primac Gurus Association Inc will help financially support the work that the Gurus Association is doing. Once you become a financial member you will be issued with a membership number, a Primac Gurus Membership Certificate and will receive the Primac Guru financial members-only newsletter. Membership for the first year is…

The Primac Gurus Association Inc, AGM for financial members, will precede the reunion at the same venue at 12.00 midday. The election of new office bearers will take place, and early nominations are welcome. If you consider you have something to offer the Gurus committee, please don’t hesitate to put your name forward for nomination. Contact Secretary Greg Jacobsen on 0438 295211 for more information.

Starting this year, the committee has considered it’s time to broaden the patronage, and are happy to invite not only past employees and their partners, but others that have had a long term association with either Primaries, Mactaggarts or Primac. You will be most welcome.

Ticket cost remains the same as previous years, at $40.00 per person, and includes ample hot and cold savoury platters throughout the afternoon.

The afternoon events will include the popular fundraising auction and raffles. In previous years we have been fortunate to have some fantastic sponsorship, and able to generate some worthy funds to provide our Association the ability to maintain this great website, and in 2023, to continue with our ethos, to donate funds to worthy charities and organisations doing good things in rural Queensland. We are forever grateful to our sponsors for the past reunions, but we are always seeking new sponsorship. If you or your business considers you can help in any way we would be most grateful. Marg Barton or any of the committee would be pleased to hear from you.

Tickets are available now, by clicking the link, or alternatively contact our event organiser, Marg Barton on 0451 043622 or email RSVP by Monday the 7th October 2024.

Primac Gurus by Numbers

Facebook Group
Reunions Held
Annual Events
Guru Profiles
Branch / Depart
Location Histories

Primac Gurus Mission Statement

Primac Gurus Association Inc is an incorporated association fostered from a group of former employees of Primac Limited with a vision of preserving the history of the company, the people, and the towns / communities that Primac had a presence in.

We provide a digital platform for former Primac employees to connect on a regular basis, to foster companionship, social interaction and welfare amongst our members and their families.

We recognize the value of capturing the biographical recounts of our members journey and experiences of life in rural Queensland, the northern rivers region of New South Wales and Victoria. We strive to digitally record this history and provide a lasting memory for members, family, friends and future generations.

We seek to raise charitable funds, through events, donations, and sponsorship with the intent of distributing funds back into rural Queensland communities.

Primac Gurus Association Inc encourages a forum that will always be respectful of the diversity of our membership, and the broader society. The Association further encourages all content, to be of a non-political, non-racist and non-religious nature.

Primac Branches

Here is a list of the Primaries / Mactaggarts = Primac branches. If we have missed any please let us know. On each Branch Timeline / History you will find a form at the bottom of the page for submitting any information or photos you have that are relevant to that Branch / Department.

Note: There were 6 rural towns where Primaries and Mactaggarts both had branches at the time of the merger (1975). They were Cairns, Clermont, Cunnamulla, Mackay, Rockhampton, and Wandoan. Source: Jerry O’Sullivan “Brigalow to Bulldust“. Branch code, (Pri) Primaries, (Mac) Mactaggarts

Primac Guru’s

Here is a list of Primac Gurus and their Bio / Histories. To add yours or a family member please post it to the facebook group and it will be added from there. We welcome Bio / History of deceased Guru’s submitted by family and friends.