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Prospectus, notices, town-lots, land purchases and other documents, 1794-1961 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1881257
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1794-1961] 
1 fol. volume (56 x 42 cm.) 
Series

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK4183.

Summary

MS 7746 comprises a large album of early Australian and New Zealand documents. Included are monetary documents, ca. 1840-1897, such as promissory notes, bills of exchange and a proof of the first pound note from the Union Bank of Australia; military commissions; documents relating to land such as grants and a surveyor's report relating to the District of Lancefield in Victoria; theatre programs, song lyrics and poetry; appointments to various government positions; passenger tickets for a family travelling on the "Westminster" in 1857; legal documents such as wills, law lists, summonses, warrants and protection orders; handbills advertising a variety of events; playbills for theatrical productions including one dating from 1794 titled "Shipley's satirical auction"; a sketch of Kororareka, published in 1860; church documents such as appeals, appointments and addresses; mining documents such as surveys and leases; philatelic items such as first day covers, mainly relating to Antarctica and dating from the 1950s, postage stamps, and postcards from the late 1800s; and, a eulogy to Captain James Cook, May 1794 (1 fol. volume).

People and organisations represented in the album include: New Zealand Banking Company; Commercial Bank of Van Diemen's Land; Lara Maim; Roger Therry; Governor Ralph Darling; George Millett; Robert Palk; Western Australian Missionary Society; Ephia Taika; Mary Ann Blackwell; Canterbury Association; Sir George Grey; John and Talbot Franklin; Charles Hotham; Clemence Sconce; William Hobson; Co-operative Supply Association Limited, Melbourne; Para Para Iron & Coal Company; Leviathan Gold Mining Company; Deptford Mechanic's Institute; Peter Lalor; Thomas Simpson Conway; Jane Goodall; Alexander Brooke Smith; Intercolonial Exhibition of Australasia, Melbourne, 1866; Sir George Farmer; Otoo, Otaheitean chief; Walter Buller; Dalgety and Company Limited; S.S. "London"; Waiatarua Lake Reserve; and, Hawkes's Bay Rugby Football Club, 1894.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 7746.

Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK4183.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-248178147

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Special Collections Reading Room and online. 
Subjects Bank notes -- Australia.  |  Bank notes -- New Zealand.  |  Broadsides -- Australia.  |  Broadsides -- New Zealand.  |  Deeds -- Australia.  |  Deeds -- New Zealand.  |  Wills -- Australia.  |  Wills -- New Zealand.  |  Playbills -- Australia.  |  Playbills -- New Zealand.  |  Postage stamps.  |  Covers (Philately) -- Antarctica.  |  Postage stamps -- Antarctica.
Time Coverage 1794-1961 

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