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.
Primac Gurus 2023 Roma Reunion Report
Well it’s a wrap! The Primac Gurus 2023 Roma Reunion is “done and dusted”, and what a success it was.
Through the good efforts of Carol Jarick, Helen Walker and Margaret Barton there has already been quite a bit reported though our Facebook page. Thank you, the stories and photos of the day have been terrific and comprehensive. To keep all of that information together, a full report appears under the Gurus Stories. CLICK HERE for access.
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…
2023 Reunion Sponsors
A big thanks to this years Primac Gurus Reunion Sponsors.
2023 Reunion Media Partners
Primac Gurus by Numbers
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 and the northern rivers region of New South Wales. 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.
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
- Baralaba Branch (Mac)
- Barcaldine Branch
- Beaudesert Branch (Mac)
- Bendigo Branch
- Biloela Branch
- Blackall Branch
- Bundaberg Branch
- Brisbane – Mactaggarts (Head Office)
- Brisbane – Primaries (Head Office)
- Brisbane – Primac (Head Office)
- Brisbane – Merchandise Distribution Centre
- Mackay Branch (Pri & Mac)
- Mareeba Branch
- Meandarra Branch
- Miles Branch (Mac)
- Millmerran Branch
- Mitchell Branch (Mac)
- Mount Isa Branch
- Murgon Branch
- Murwillumbah Branch
- Murwillumbah -Primac Seeds Branch
- Oakey Branch (Mac)
- Tara Branch (Mac)
- Tambo Branch
- Taroom Branch (Mac)
- Theodore Branch (Mac)
- Tolga Branch
- Toowoomba Branch – Caton’s Primac
- Toowoomba Branch – Vet Rural
- Townsville Branch
- Tully Branch
- Tweed Heads Branch
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.
- Cameron, Robert
- Campbell, Alan Walter (1880-1972)
- Caton Eric (1913 – 1973)
- Clifford, Tim (1945 – 2008)
- Close, Cyril
- Cotter, Dennis