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Gold Licence - John Ferres, Issued to Collins, 1853 Document Reg. No: SH 931195

Summary:
Golsd licence printed by John Ferres, at the Government Printing Office., circa 1853.
The gold license bearer was one [illeg] Collins, who was licensed to dig for gold during the month January, 1853. He was licensed to dig within the Loddon district, "not within half an mile of any head-station."
The object, which had at one stage been framed for display, was found in a storage area underneath the stairs in McCoy Hall. It was registered as part of the History of the Museum collection.
Description:
A piece of white paper with a large motif in the u.c. in black print depicting a crowned lion and a unicorn with a shield separating them. The gold license has extensive text.
Acquisition Information:
Collected from Museum of Victoria, 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 290 mm (Width), 290 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: gold, licences
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection
Primary Classification: MINING & METALLURGY
Secondary Classification: Extraction - Gold
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Printed text: "VICTORIA / GOLD LICENCE. / No. 124 1 January 1853 / The Bearer OM Collins / having paid to me the sum of one pound ten shillings"
Further text follows.
Printer: John Ferres, Government Printer, Victoria, Australia, by 1853
Place & Date Used: Loddon, Victoria, Australia, 1853

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