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Colonial Bank of Australasia Limited - Banknotes

The Colonial Bank of Australasia Limited was established in Melbourne in 1856. The bank was reasonably successful until a run on deposits during the financial crisis of the 1890's caused it to suspend payments. The setback for the company proved to be short-lived. The business was viable and quickly recovered.

The limited operations of the company, with branches only in Victoria, placed it at a disadvantage in comparison with the larger banks operating Australia-wide. The bank was absorbed by the National Australia Banking Group Limited in 1918, now a part of the National Australia Banking Group Limited.

In 1911, the bank was one of 16 banks who supplied blank note forms to the Australian Government. These notes were superscribed as redeemable in gold and issued as the first Commonwealth notes.

A building in Benalla was built prior 1912 with a façade of the Colonial Bank of Australasia Limited building in Benalla.

A number of undated notes (18__) were produced by JS for C&Co between 1867 and 1871.

Colonial Bank of Australasia Limited - 1893 to 1906

1, 5, 10, 20, 50 pounds were produced and printed by S&M.

Colonial Bank of Australasia Limited - 1885 to 1889

1, 5, 10, 20, 50 pounds were produced and printed by BW&Co.

1 pound 1885 to 1889

10 pounds 1885 to 1889

Colonial Bank of Australasia Limited - 1872 to 1886

1, 5, 10, 20, 50 pounds were produced and printed by W&AKJ.

1 pound 1877

Colonial Bank of Australasia Limited - 1866

1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 pounds were produced and printed by S&M.

Colonial Bank of Australasia Limited - 1856

1, 5, 10, 20, 50 pounds were produced for the first year of issue.

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