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.

Physical Description

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.

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  • Collecting Areas


  • Acquisition Information

    Collected from Museum of Victoria, 1993

  • Printer

    John Ferres, Government Printer, Victoria, Australia, by 1853

  • Place & Date Used

    Loddon, Victoria, Australia, 1853

  • 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.

  • Classification

    Mining & metallurgy, Extraction - gold

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline


  • Type of item


  • Exhibition Collection Management

    290 mm (Length), 290 mm (Width)

  • Overall Dimensions

    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.

  • Dimensions

    190 mm (Width), 176 mm (Height)
    Measurement From Conservation. Measuring Method: Sight measurement

  • Maximum dimensions

    1 mm (Length), 196 mm (Width), 186 mm (Height)
    Measurement From Conservation.

  • Keywords

    Gold, Licences