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Scrip - Melbourne Land Co Ltd, Issued Victoria, Australia, 31 Aug 1888 Document Reg. No: NU 43845

Summary:
The Melbourne Land Company Ltd. Scrip issued to H.B. Higgins Esq. of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
[Registered Office not listed]
31 August 1888
100 Shares
Capital: 100,000 Pounds in 100,000 Shares of 1 Pound each
Certificate No. 7

The holder of the shares, Henry Bournes Higgins (1851-1929) was a successful Melbourne lawyer in the 1880s; he became a member of the Victorian parliament in1894, was a delegate to Federal Convention 1897-99, a federal politician from 1901, and appointed a justice of the High Court in 1906. As president of the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration, he delivered the Harvester Judgement.
Description:
Printed on white stock, both sides, black printed lettering and black, handwritten text. Elaborate panel with geometric patterning at left side of page.
Statement Of Significance:
The scrip is significant as an example of the extensive land speculation that occurred in Melbourne in the 1880s.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Harry Hearn
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 21.2 cm (Height), 29.5 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: banking industry, finance industries, real estate, share certificates
Themes this item is part of: Land Boom in 1880s Melbourne, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Real Estate
Tertiary Classification: share scrip
Issued By: Melbourne Land Company Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 31 Aug 1888
Issued To: Henry Higgins, 31 Aug 1888

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