Another wonderful example from this year of the history of the banking system in early Tasmania.
No doubt in 1888 all distances were seemingly greater, mail slower, data sharing virtually non-existent and access to banking facilities relied far more on the banks working together to assist customers.
This cheque shows how often banking instrument like this was shared. The town here has been altered from St Marys to Stanley.
The cheque is in favour of one P. Smith to the amount of 5 pounds sterling even.
It is in wonderful condition given its age with a lovely example of the bank logo on the left hand margin.
A remarkable example of a cheque from the same year when Henry Parkes was the Premier of New South Wales.