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.
Collected from Museum of Victoria, /1993
Place & Date Used
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.
Type of item
Exhibition Collection Management
290 mm (Length), 290 mm (Width)
2D Dimensions - Document
29 cm (Length), 29 cm (Height)
Licence is in black card frame. Size of licence within the frame is 19 wide and 17.5 high.
190 mm (Width), 176 mm (Height)
Measurement From Conservation. Measuring Method: Sight measurement
1 mm (Length), 196 mm (Width), 186 mm (Height)
Measurement From Conservation.