'Royal Commission of Assent (UK)'

'Royal Commission of Assent (UK)'

When Queen Victoria signed this document on 9 July 1900 the Bill providing for the creation of the Commonwealth of Australia became law, enacting the Australian Constitution and the founding of the Commonwealth.

Pictured: Royal Commission of Assent 9 July 1900 (UK), handwritten on parchment. Attached, is the silver skippet containing Queen Victoria's royal seal

More information about the history and significance of this document can be found on the Documenting a Democracy website.

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