Tasmanian Government Debenture, 1867, I/C Bond.

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Tasmanian Government Debenture, 1867, I/C Bond.
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Colony of Tasmania, Australia. Tasmanian Government Debenture, 1867, £500 Sterling, Blue-black, British Royal seal, issued, paid. S/N 1139, Small stain in the bottom margin, otherwise EF. Embossed English Revenue o top left corner. Rare early Australian related fiscal documents. On 1 January 1901, the Colony of Tasmania, became the Australian state of Tasmania. Signed by Colonel Sir Thomas Robert Gore Browne, KCMG CB (3 July 1807 – 17 April 1887), who was a British colonial administrator, who was Governor of St Helena, Governor of New Zealand, Governor of Tasmania and Governor of Bermuda. In 1842, the regiment was dispatched to Afghanistan and fought in the First Anglo-Afghan War. He led the regiment for a time and commanded the rearguard as the British Army retreated from Khyber Pass into India. After his return from the campaign in Afghanistan, Browne was promoted lieutenant-colonel. He was also appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath. Browne retired from the British Army on half-pay in 1851 and shortly took up an appointment as Governor of the island of Saint Helena. He served in this capacity from July 1851 to December 1854, and during this time worked towards improving the island's water supply. In September 1855, Browne was appointed Governor of New Zealand, replacing Administrator Robert Wynyard. His handling of M_ori land issues were a contributing factor in the outbreak of the First Taranaki War in a new phase of the New Zealand Wars: despite divisions among Waitara M_ori over the ownership of land, Browne persisted with the purchase of the disputed Pekapeka block, further inflaming tensions between M_ori and British settlers. On 5 March 1860, Browne ordered the military occupation of the land, leading to the outbreak of war twelve days later. The following year, he negotiated a truce to end the fighting in the region. His governorship term ended in May 1861. In December 1861, Browne was appointed Governor of Tasmania. At the time, Tasmania was struggling economically and people were leaving for better employment prospects on the Australian mainland. To counter this, Browne implemented measures to encourage immigration. He also worked towards improving public education and training in the trades. After being appointed Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1869, Browne, with the assistance of Edward Cardwell, the Secretary of State for War, was appointed Administrator of Bermuda. This was to help secure Browne a pension and he served in this capacity from May 1870 to April 1871. Historic document signed by extremely important military governor.