Another wonderful example of an early bank cheque from this year of the banking system in early Tasmania.
Dated in August 1893 this cheque bears the counter stamp from the Commercial Bank of Tasmania in Ulverstone.
It is embossed in the upper right hand with the one penny stamp duty impression.
Drawn against an account at the National Bank in Stanley to the favour Mr R. Phillips for Fifteen Pounds and Ten Shillings
The cheques edges on the right hand side have been exposed, probably in a ledger and have some minor deterioration but overall the paper quality remains sound
This was the year that signalled the collapse of Federal Bank and started the banking crisis of 1893.
Born on the 13 January in this year was Roy Cazaly who died a sporting legend 70 years later. This man became a great name behind Australian Rules Football. Up there Cazaly!
With more than 120 years on the clock its a magic piece of Australian history.