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(TASMANIA.)

Anno Sexto Georgii IV. Regis. Cap. 39.

An Act for granting certain Powers and Authorities to a Company, to be incorporated by Charter, to be called "The Van Diemen's Land Company," for the Cultivation and Improvement of Waste Lands in His Majesty's Island of Van Diemen's Land, and for other Purposes relating thereto. (10th June 1825.)

George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, London , 1825 Stock Code: 116057
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First edition of the founding charter of The Van Dieman's Land Company, a farming corporation in the Australian state of Tasmania. It received a royal charter the same year. The company was made up of a group of London merchants aiming to supply the growing needs of the British textile industry with cheap wool. Vast areas and surplus convict labour could be brought to profitable advantage with the creation of a Company to attract investors into the fold. The Company was offered tracts of land beyond existing settled areas, previously unseen by European eyes. An important document in the early economic history of the colony.

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Foolscap folio, 6 pp. Disbound.

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A very good copy.

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