Bank of New South Wales Receipt Dated 4 May 1826. Eighty pounds in Spanish Dollars at 4s 4d each. BANK OF NEW SOUTH WALES.

Receipt for Eighty Pounds.
Bank of New South Wales Receipt Dated 4 May 1826. Eighty pounds in Spanish Dollars at 4s 4d each.

Sydney: Bank of NSW, 1826.

Cashier's receipt, printed and completed in manuscript, 90 x 140 mm.

To William Redfern

The receipt is made out to William Redfern for the sum of eighty pounds in Spanish dollars and is payment for the second instalment on four stock certificates. After 1825 British currency became the official currency and by 1829 was no longer legal tender.

The receipt is made out to William Redfern for the sum of eighty pounds in Spanish dollars and is payment for the second instalment on four stock certificates. After 1825 British currency became the official currency and by 1829 was no longer legal tender.

Redfern was commissioned as a surgeon's mate in the British Navy but in 1797 was implicated in the mutiny of the Fleet at Nore. He was transported, arriving in Sydney in 1801. Receiving a conditional pardon in 1803 he was appointed assistant surgeon in 1808. By 1816 Redfern was in charge of the newly built hospital and highly respected. He was one of the first directors of the Bank of New South Wales.

Initialled in ink on the reverse is "C.P.H 17.9.1902" most likely the initials of Coleman P. Hyman, author of An Account of the Coin, coinages and currencies of Australasia. In pencil, possibly in Hyman's hand, is the inscription "fr. Col. H.B. Lassetter" Henry Beauchamp Lassetter, son of Frederick Lassetter of the well known Sydney business, commanded the NSW Mounted Rifles during the Boer War and went on to serve with distinction in the First World War.

Price (AUD): $2,850.00  other currencies Ref: #4504554