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Receipt from Bank of Australasia

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Physical description

A receipt with printed red text and filled out in black handwriting, on a blue-grey paper. At the top of the receipt is heading "The Bank of Australasia". On the left hand side the number is recorded "No 12151 / Sydney 8th April 1850". The receipt is for monies from "The Australian trust Company / per Mr [---?] Gallaway One thousand and / twenty six pound eighteen shillings and four pence", and has two signatures. The receipt has a hole in the centre of it.

Statement of significance

The Gallaway-Gore collection consists of a number of objects, including a sword and scabbard, a family bible and prayer book, several framed portraits, and a number of family papers including letters, deeds, wills, birth and marriage certificates pertaining to the Gore-Gallaway family.

There is a long history of achievement among the generations of the Gore-Gallaway family, including three generations of maritime service, from Captain John Gore senior, who sailed with Captain James Cook on the Endeavour, his son Rear Admiral John Gore junior, who migrated to Australia and settled the property 'Gilmour' near Lake Bathurst, to his grandson Graham Gore, who was lost on the Franklin expedition. This history, as well as the family's subsequent experiences on 'Gilmour', are documented within the collection.

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