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Bank Note - Bank of Victoria Limited, Issued to Henry Hahn, Sixteen Pounds, Seventeen Shillings & Six Pence, Kyneton, 7 Mar 1905 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.
|Dimensions:||91 mm (Height), 1925 mm (Width)|
|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|
|Secondary Classification:||Settlement - Employment|
|Tertiary Classification:||financial records|
|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|
|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|