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Australian Comforts Fund : 20-May-2011
Australian Comforts Fund : 20-May-2011
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Marble plaque commemorates the activities of the Victorian Division of the Australian Comforts Fund during World War One


Address:Swanston Street, Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.814665
Long: 144.966432
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Front Inscription

To commemorate the serives of the Victorian Division Australian Comfrts Fund carried on by branches throughout the state, by central committees and workers in this town hall of Melbourne and furthered by active co-operation of the Naval and Military authorities and of leading citizens.

Gifts from the homeland this reached our brave men fighting in the Navy, the Army, and the Air Forces, during the Great War and cheered them in their time of trial.

Inaugurated 7th August 1914, as "The Lady Mayoress`s Patriotic League" ceased activities August 1920.

"Finis Coronat Opus"

Value of Clothing, Food, Goods and Money, distributed from Victoria, £506,126

Source: MA
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