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Gold Licence - John Ferres, Issued to Collins, 1853 Reg. No: SH 931195
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||290 mm (Width), 290 mm (Length)|
|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|