Gold Miner’s Marriage Certificate Signed By John Dunmore Lang
Gold Miner’s Marriage Certificate Signed By John Dunmore Lang
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Gold Miner’s Marriage Certificate Signed By John Dunmore Lang

1864. Letterpress certificate, signed, inscribed and dated “Twelfth day of April, 1864” in ink in various hands, 30.3 x 25.4cm (paper). Old folds, slight stains overall, rubbing to two lines.

Text includes “(Copy of) Certificate of Marriage. I, John Dunmore Lang, being Senior Minister of the Scots Church, Sydney, do hereby certify that I have this day at the Scots Church duly celebrated marriage between Heinrich Nohrman, bachelor, Goldminer [at] Wentworth diggings, and Elizabeth Ross, spinster.”

John Dunmore Lang (1799-1878) was a Scottish-born Australian Presbyterian minister, writer, politician and activist. He was the first prominent advocate of an independent Australian nation and of Australian republicanism. Ref: Wiki; NSW Office of Environment & Heritage.

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Item #CL187-32

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