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Letter to Edward Stephens
Title : Letter to Edward Stephens Letter to Edward Stephens
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Creator : Tinline, George, 1815-1895
Source : PRG 21/3
Date of creation : 1839
Additional Creator : Stephens, Edward
Format : Letter
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Letter sent by George Tinline to Edward Stephens.

This piece comes from the papers of George Tinline, Manager of the Bank of South Australia, and other family members, comprising correspondence, letterbook, papers re employment and Lyndon Estate, financial papers, diaries, notebooks, autobiographical notes, scrapbook, drawings, photographs, maps and printed material.

George Tinline (1815-1895), bank officer and pastoralist, was born in Jedburgh, Scotland. He was a clerk with the Bank of Scotland 1833-38, then migrated to Sydney. Tinline was an accountant with Bank of South Australia from 1839, and was promoted to Manager in 1852. He proposed the Bullion Act in 1852 which made gold legal tender, and solved a monetary crisis for a bank which was starved for coin following the Victorian goldrush. The colony rewarded Tinline with $5000, which he invested in pastoral interests with his brother John.

Helen Madder emigrated to Adelaide in 1843 and married George Tinline in November that year. The couple later had 6 children. In 1863 they returned to London to live, later travelling through Europe and embarking on a world trip 1880-81.

Related names :

South Australian Company

Bullion Act, 1852

Coverage year : 1839
Period : 1836-1851
Place : Adelaide
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

Stone, Derrick I. and Sue MacKinnon Life on the Australian goldfields Carlton, Vic.; [Sydney]: Methuen of Australia, [1976]

Hocking, Geoff. Gold: a pictorial history of the Australian gold rush, Rowville, Vic: Five Mile Press, 2006, c2000

Stone, Derrick I and Sue MacKinnon. Life on the Australian goldfields, Carlton, Vic. ; [Sydney] : Methuen of Australia, [1976]

South Australian Company. New colony of South Australia: to experienced farmers, possessing small capitals [London: The Company, 1837]

Internet links :

Australian dictionary of biography online edition Tinline, George (1815 - 1895)

SA Memory, Did you know? Effect of Victorian gold rush on South Australia

SA Memory, Foundation of South Australia 1800-1851 List of purchases and gold sales

SA Memory, Timeline Race to the gold diggings of Australia

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