One of fifteen cheques paid to players during the Australian Test Cricket Team's tour of England in 1890. This cheque for £334-0-3, issued to J E Barrett through 'The Australian Joint Stock Bank', is numbered 71439, and dated 22 Sept 1890. It has been co-signed by H F Boyle, the Team Manager on the tour, and by John Lyons, with an inscription handwritten in ink that reads, "Australian XI a/c". An ink line 'overwrites' the signatures. The cheque - perforated near the centre - features a coat-of-arms with emu and kangaroo faintly printed near the left edge, and a red, one penny 'stamp' near the date, top right.
0 - Whole: H: 83 W: 192 D: 1mm (H: 3 1/4 W: 7 9/16 D: 1/16")
Australian Cricket Team 1890
Harry Boyle; 10 Dec 1847; 21 Nov 1907
Jack Barrett; 15 Oct 1866; 06 Feb 1916
John Lyons; 21 May 1863; 21 Jul 1927
Australian Joint Stock Bank
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Dr. Stuart Thomson and Dr. David Scott Thomson