22nd March 2020

On the “Other Pre-Federation” page ( seehttp://www.ausbuttonhistory.com/?page_id=10901) I mention the notorious story of the ‘Kangaroo Office’, both because of it’s link with Thomas Stokes, and as an interesting story in its own right. The Queenslander newspaper series on Numismatic History in 1895 shed more light on the story, as the author had interviewed Thomas Scaife, one of the managers of this failed mint …

One of the ‘coins’.

A Kangaroo Office token.

 

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