Royal Commission of Assent 9 July 1900 (UK)
This is a single vellum sheet 51 x 66 cm with a beautiful pearly sheen. Attached by a crimson and silver bullion cord and tassels is a round silver case containing the wax seal with the Royal insignia. On the reverse, folds around the wording are clearly visible. Conservation treatment now enables the document to be kept unfolded.
A facsimile of this document, made for the Australian Bicentennial Exhibition which toured Australia during 1988, is displayed in Parliament House Canberra.
This silver case contains the wax seal with the Royal insignia.
|Long Title:||Queen Victoria's Commission of Assent to the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 9 July 1900|
|No. of pages:||2|
|Measurements:||51 x 66 cm|
|Provenance:||Presented to Australia by Queen Victoria on 9 July 1900. Kept in the National Library of Australia (then known as the Commonwealth Library) before being moved to the first Parliament House. The National Archives was given custody of the document in 1988.|
|Features:||A beautiful document with cord, tassels, silver case and wax seal in good condition|
|Location & Copyright:||Parliament House Canberra|