Royal Bank of Australia Limited - Banknotes
The Royal Bank of Australia Limited was established in Melbourne in 1888 at the start of the land speculation boom. It was one of only a handful of small banks to survive the 1893 financial crisis without a suspension of payments or a reconstruction.
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.
The company was purchased by the English Scottish and Australian Bank Limited in 1927, now a part of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited.