Quite right! Dollars? Spanish dollars at that date?
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On 26 Jan 2015, at 11:13 am, "Carol Brill"
I just love this article and had to share it with you all - it shows just how early we
were beginning to become the egalitarian society we have today.
" To the Editor of The Australian.
SIR, - What are some of the Colonists about? Do they forget the Anniversary of the
Foundation of the Colony? I should like to see two or three hundred sit down to dinner to
celebrate the day - not like last year, to have, ten or a dozen people, to the exclusion
of those who could not afford ten dollars. Five dollars should be enough for a good
dinner and a bottle of wine for each gentleman. Yours, &c., A LONDONER. - The
Australian (Sydney, NSW ) 20 January 1830"
Happy Australia Day