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Miner’s Right. One Pound. Colony Of Victoria, Issued At Sandhurst [Bendigo]

1857. Letterpress on parchment paper, inscribed and dated in ink, 21.1 x 22.5cm. Old folds, creases, stains and soiling overall.

Inscriptions include “[District] Sandhurst. 16 March 1857. [Issued to] John August Niemann.”

This permit was most likely issued to a Johannn August “John” Niemann born in 1836 in Bremen, Germany. His family immigrated in 1846 to Adelaide, SA. During the 1850s the family moved to Sandhurst (Bendigo), Victoria, and Niemann worked as a carrier between Melbourne and the Gold Fields. In 1862 he was a claimholder for Fortuna Co. In 1869 Niemann had an accident while mining which was reported in the Bendigo Advertiser (5/8/1869): “Yesterday, a man named [John] Auguste Niemann whilst working in the Garden Gully Tribute Co’s. claim, received a severe blow from a stone detached by a shot from a drive which knocked him down and bruised his leg and foot so severely that the assistance of Dr. H. Boyd had to be sought...” An active citizen of Bendigo his many interests and activities included being a Secretary of The Bendigo United Friendly Societies Medical Institute after it was established in 1872. Ref: Niemann Family Tree.

Item #CL169-18

Price (AUD): $2,950.00  Other currencies

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