This is a genuine cheque from a bank which no longer exists. At more than 100 years old it is a lovely piece of Australian history and is in very good condition for its age.
The cheque is made out to one J. Walsh for the sum of 8 Pounds and 2 Shillings Sterling.
It does have some light scuff marks on the right side and signs of a light fold.
Highly collectible piece of Australiana and a rare cheque due to the very limited number of bank accounts that would have existed in Stanley in 1912.
Cheques sometimes include additional documents. A page in a chequebook may consist of both the cheque itself and a stub or counterfoil – when the cheque is written, only the cheque itself is detached, and the stub is retained in the chequebook as a record of the cheque. Alternatively, cheques may be recorded in a separate ledger, such as at the back of a chequebook.
When a cheque is mailed, a separate letter or “remittance advice” may be attached to inform the recipient of the purpose of the cheque – formally, which account receivable to credit the funds to. This is frequently done formally using a provided slip when paying a bill, or informally via a letter when sending an ad hoc cheque.
A Time In Australian History When:
Andrew Fisher was Prime Minister
Piastre wins the Melbourne Cup
The light cruiser HMAS Melbourne is launched.
Francis Birtles becomes the first person to cross the Nullarbor Plain by car.
The Australian Army Cadet Corps is formed.
The first branch of the Commonwealth Bank opens
*All historical info taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only