Launceston: Stephenson & Son, 10 November 1883. Engraved fire insurance policy Number 8,185 for £30 made out to Richard James Lucas of Hobart, solicitor, "On building erected of slabs and weatherboard, roof shingles, detached, situate Sandfly, and occupied by a Tenant as a Dwelling".
Richard James Lucas (1837 – 1916) was a politician in colonial Tasmania. Born at Kingston, Browns River, educated in Brighton, and admitted a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 1865. He was elected member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Kingborough in 1883 and 1886.
A large engraved Australian coat of arms at top of sheet, with kangaroo and emu. 13 1/2 x 17 1/4". Printed on 2 sides; the front with signatures of 2 directors; company blind stamp. 'Conditions' printed on verso. Period folds flattened, short closed tear bottom edge, slight creasing. Very good overall. Item #25936