1880 – Very Rare – Letter of Exchange -1880

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Description

At over 125 years old this letter of exchange is in truly remarkable condition.

Dated Paris 30th March 1880. It is for the sum of 2,353 francs.

It has been stamped officially by Curcier & Adet of Sydney.

It has been signed for on the back by Thomas Fitzgerald.

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History

A Time In Australian History When:

The population of greater Melbourne was 282,947 and of Sydney was 224,939.

Bushranger Captain Moonlight (real name Andrew George Scott) hanged in Sydney.

In June Ned Kelly was captured in Glenrowan, Victoria. In November he was hung and the judge who sentenced him, Redmond Barry died just 12 days later.

The first successful shipment of frozen mutton from Australia arrived in London aboard the SS Strathleven.

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