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Bank Note - Bank of Victoria Limited, Issued to Henry Hahn, Sixteen Pounds, Seventeen Shillings & Six Pence, Kyneton, 7 Mar 1905 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 48616

Bank note issued by the Bank of Victoria Limited, Kyneton on 7 March 1905 and signed by Ellen Luigg. It was issued to Henry Hahn for a sum of sixteen pounds, seventeen shillings and six pence. Henry Hahn was a butcher at Redesdale, Victoria and this bank note was probably a payment for goods.

In 1893 The Oakleigh Leader reported that Mr Hahn was the victim of fraud after a man named Simon O'Shea gave Mr Hahn a cheque for 10 pounds to settle an account of 2 pounds, 2 shillings and 10 pence. Mr Hahn presented Mr O'Shea with 7 pounds, 17 shillings and 2 pence in change. However Mr Hahn found on presentation to the bank that the cheque was valueless and a warrant was issued for Mr O'Shea's arrest.

Henry Friedrich Hahn migrated to Victoria from Kiel, Germany via England in 1865. He established himself as a butcher at Redesdale, Victoria and was naturalised in 1897.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 91 mm (Height), 1925 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: working life, german communities, german immigration, immigration, butchers, small businesses, citizenship, naturalisation, banking, bank notes
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - Employment
Tertiary Classification: financial records
DateEra: 1905 AD
Denomination: Sixteen Pounds, Seventeen Shillings & Six Pence
Obverse Description: Printed with spaces for details of the issue filled out by hand; down the left edge is the symbol of the Bank of Victoria; at top right of note is an embossed one penny stamp; the main body of the note reads: AL 749426 / KYNETON, 7 Mch 5 / The Bank of Victoria Limited / Pay Henry Hahn or Bearer (crossed out and replaced with order) / Sixteen Pounds 17/6 / £16-17-6 / Ellen Luigg
Shape: Rectangle
Material: Paper
Issued By: Bank of Victoria, Kyneton, Victoria, Australia, 07 Mar 1905

Signed by Ellen Luigg
Issued To: Mr Henry Hahn, Redesdale, Victoria, Australia, 07 Mar 1905
References: 'Local Items', 1893, The Oakleigh Leader, 16 December, p.4

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