1909 – Bank Cheque – National Bank of Tasmania

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This is a genuine cheque from a bank which no longer exists.

At over 100 years old it is a lovely piece of Australian history and is in good condition for its age. The cheque is for the sum of 8 Pounds and 12 Shillings and 6 pence Sterling. Counter stamped by the Royal Bank of Australia.

Overall it is great condition for its age. Highly collectible piece of Australiana and a reasonably rare cheque given its origins .

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The word bank was borrowed in Middle English from Middle French banque, from Old Italian banca, from Old High German banc, bank “bench, counter”. Benches were used as desks or exchange counters during the Renaissance by Florentine bankers, who used to make their transactions atop desks covered by green tablecloths.

One of the oldest items found showing money-changing activity is a silver Greek drachm coin from ancient Hellenic colony Trapezus on the Black Sea, modern Trabzon, c. 350–325 BC, presented in the British Museum in London. The coin shows a banker’s table (trapeza) laden with coins, a pun on the name of the city.

In fact, even today in Modern Greek the word Trapeza (Τράπεζα) means both a table and a bank.

History

*A Time In Australian History When:

9 March – Electric trams begin operation in Adelaide.

2 June – The Labor government of Andrew Fisher is ousted from office by Alfred Deakin’s Fusion Party, and Deakin becomes Prime Minister for the third time.

5 June – Steam trams begin operation in Rockhampton, Queensland.

18 August to 21 August – Disastrous floods strike Victoria.

6 October – Martha Rendell becomes the last woman to be hanged in Western Australia.

10 December – The University of Queensland is established.

*All historical info taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only

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