Green’s Dictionary of Slang

shindykit n.

also swindlecat
[SE syndicate + shindy n./SE swindle]

(Aus.) a business consortium.

[Aus]Truth (Sydney) 18 Mar. 2/7: Why, he hisself, Was shindykits / / [...] / All Melbourne throo, / Close up a dozen.
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 20 Jan. 7/1: But, despite its assurances that the line will pay so handsomely, the shindykit won’t plank down its own cash and build the railway.
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 26 May 8/3: The above prophet foresees the early day when dramatic art will be dealt out to Australia in job lots by a single ‘shindykit.’.
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 22 Dec. 24/3: ‘I’ve got a splendid thing for you, my boy,’ said one; ‘return you 20 per cent.’ ‘Don’t listen to him,’ whispered another; ‘I bought 5000 shares in the “Swindlecat” specially for you, guaranteed to double your capital in three weeks.’.
[Aus]Sun. Times (Perth) 17 July 1/1: The chief serang of the deep sea shindykit is a just-released convict.
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 29 Sept. 10/2: The incredible has happened, and a land shindykit has been formed in Sydney which doesn’t aim at making a profit.

In derivatives

shindykiter (n.)

(Aus.) a member of a (corrupt) business consortium.

[Aus]Truth (Sydney) 11 May 5/1: [headline] How Sydney Shylock Shindykiters / Bamboozle, Bluff and Boodle / The Silly Shareholding Shekel Seekers / By the Aid of a Plutish Press.