`Last Man` & `Last Shilling` MonumentPrint Page
A monument commemorates the "Last Man and Last Shilling " speech by made byAndrew Fisher.
Two historic speeches were given on consecutive nights in Colac in 1914 by the then Federal opposition leader, Andrew Fisher,and followed the next night by Prime Minister Joseph Cook.
The two speeches declared Australia`s commitment to follow Britain into World War One, with Fisher declaring "Australia will stand by the mother country to our last man and our last shilling" and Cook`s famous reiteration that "If the old country is at war, so are we."
|Address:||Princes Highway, Memorial Square, Colac, 3250|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.339444|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||31-July-1914|
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|Actual Event End Date:||31-July-1914|
"To the last man and last shilling".
This early expression of the ANZAC tradition originated in a speech delivered in Colac by Andrew Fisher then leader of the Federal Opposition on 31st July 1914