On offer here is good condition cheque from a bank which no longer exists. At over 120 years old it is a lovely piece of Australian history and is still in a reasonable condition for its age. The cheque has a small burn hole in the center which fortunately is not large enough to detract to badly from the overall piece. Issued by the Union Bank in October 1890 and promising to pay the Country Bank of Australia the sum of 175 pounds sterling in January of the following year. Ballarat was often referred to as ,”The Golden City” and was renowned for its vast riches during the goldrush of the 1850’s and 60’s. This cheque represents a unique piece of the later outcome of the riches from that historical era and as such is very much sought after by collectors.
- A Time In Australian History When:
- January 1 – The University of Tasmania opens
- April 26 – Banjo Patterson’s The Man from Snowy River is published.
- November 9 James Boag I, the brewer died (b. 1822)
- Carbine wins the Melbourne Cup