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Document - Certificate to Naturalize under the Provisions of an Act of the Governor and Council, Victoria

From the Collection of Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre) Federation University Australia, Mt Helen Campus Federation University Australia E.J. Barker Library (top floor) Mount Helen Victoria

Thick cream paper, hand written in ink.
Official seal - red and gold - between two pieces of light blue paper and dark blue ribbon
35.0cm x 40.0cm
Object Registration
ballarat, naturalize, colony of victoria, judge of the supreme court, charles herold, kitzinger, bavaria, gold miner, henry barkly, robert molesworth
Historical information
In 1860, Charles Herold of Ballarat, a gold miner applied to be naturalized. He was born in Kitzinger Bavaria and at the age of thirty-five arrived by the ship "Mary Ross" in Tasmania in 1854 from Hamburg. He then came to the Colony of Victoria by the SS "Queen" in 1857. He wished to purchase land and settle in the Colony for life. This was granted but he first needed to swear an Oath before one of the Judges of the Supreme Court. The Certificate was signed by Henry Barkly. Charles Herold took the Oath before Robert Molesworth, Judge of the Supreme Court on 18 July 1860.
When Made
13 June 1860
Inscriptions & Markings
Signature of I Moore
Date 13 June 1860
Signature of Governor of Victoria, Sir Henry Barkly
Last updated
4 Mar 2020 at 5:37PM