Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
5 September 1840
Fictitious Notes.—A recently arrived female prisoner, in the service of a Mrs BINNIE, was sentenced to twelve months’ hard labour and imprisonment in the third class of the female factory, for passing a fictitious note at the public-house of Mrs NOBBS, corner of George and Park streets. The public is therefore cautioned against similar imposition, which cannot be practised if people take the ordinary precaution of opening notes and inspecting them before putting them by. The one in question could not be pronounced a forgery, for there was no attempt at imitation of a bank note beyond the size of the paper and the word “One” in the upper corners. “Bank of Thios” was in the centre, and the space filled in with close scribbling.
See Original: “Fictitious Notes,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Saturday 5 September 1840, p.2