One of fifteen cheques paid to players during the Australian Test Cricket Team's tour of England in 1890. This cheque for £330-0-5, issued to J Blackham through 'The Australian Joint Stock Bank', is numbered 71437, and dated 22 September 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 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
Jack Blackham; 11 May 1854; 28 Dec 1932
Harry Boyle; 10 Dec 1847; 21 Nov 1907
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