Oriental Bank, Pitt St, Sydney. Samuel Thomas Gill, Aust.
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Oriental Bank, Pitt St, Sydney

c1854. Hand-coloured lithograph, initialled with text including title in image lower left to right, 9.8 x 14.6cm. Laid down on original backing.

Text reads “Allen & Wigley Lith., George [Street].”

The Oriental Bank Corporation was established in 1851 in India and soon became a multinational network with a head office in London. It was one of the banks to become widely established in Australia in the 1850s, due to the gold rush. At the time, Chinese miners, labourers and traders in Australia used the bank’s facilities as a more secure means of transferring money back to China. The Oriental Bank closed in 1882. Ref: Jones, British Multinational Banking, 1830-1990; Aust. Business Review, 18 Nov., 2013.

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Item #CL181-46

Price (AUD): $1,650.00  other currencies

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