Bank of Australia Lottery notes, 1848 October 19 [manuscript].



Bank of Australia
Bank of Australia Lottery notes, 1848 October 19 [manuscript]
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MS 1602
1 album : 30.2 x 35.2 cm.
Scope and Content
MS 1602 comprises two Bank of Australia (1826-1843) lottery notes dated 19 October 1848, drawn on 1 January 1849.
The Bank of Australia failed on 2nd March 1843 and the liquidation resulted in remaining assets of the bank in the form of land holdings being disposed of by lottery. Despite being disallowed by the British government, on 19 October 1848, 11,247 tickets were printed, numbered by hand, signed by four directors and issued to shareholders in proportion to their holdings. Shareholders had the right to resell (or assign) their tickets at £4 each which many did. The probably illegal draw took place over 1-3 January 1849 amid great public excitement. The full numerical list of prizes won was later published in the Sydney Herald.
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Bank of Australia. (1848). Bank of Australia Lottery notes, 1848 October 19 Retrieved August 4, 2020, from

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