'Letters Patent constituting the office of Governor-General 29 October 1900 (UK)'

'Letters Patent constituting the office of Governor-General 29 October 1900 (UK)'

The Letters Patent, signed by Queen Victoria on 29 October 1900, established the office of the Governor-General as set out by the Australian Constitution.

Pictured: Letters Patent constituting the office of Governor-General 29 October 1900 (UK), handwritten on parchment with an illustrated border bearing the Royal Coat of Arms. Attached to the document is Queen Victoria's royal seal

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

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