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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 41

Money Orders

Money Orders.

35. Money-order Offices in Victoria in connection with the Post-office had been established in 273 places up to the end of 1879. Besides the issue and payment of many orders at these places, such orders are issued in favour of Victoria, and Victorian orders are paid at places in Great Britain and Ireland, and in the various Australasian colonies. The number of money-orders issued during the year was 138,577, of an aggregate value of £398,019; and the number paid was 150,525, of an aggregate value of £453,723. The number and value of orders issued in favour of the United Kingdom are always much greater than the number and value of those received therefrom; but the reverse is the case with orders between Victoria and the neighbouring colonies. The net amount remitted to the United Kingdom by this means has, however, been gradually falling off, whilst the net amount received from the neighbouring colonies has been fast increasing.