www.monumentaustralia.org.au

Peace LoanPrint Page Print this page

05-November-2014
05-November-2014
Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

A plaque commemorates the over subscription of the Commonwealth Peace Loan after World War One.

During World War One, to finance the war the Commonwealth had a series of war loans, and then peace loans. To recover the cost of the war and fund soldier pensions the government launched 'Peace Loan' campaigns after the war. Peace loans were similar to the war loans where people loaned money to the government and received interest. All were over subscribed.

Location

Address:66 High Street, Old Town Hall, Sheffield, 7306
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.380779
Long: 146.326162
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map

Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1919
Front Inscription

Commonwealth of Australia
Peace Loan A.D. 1919

To commemorate the oversubscription of the allocated quota of this loan by the Municipality of Kentish

E. F. B. Blyth  Warden

W. A. Watt Treasurer

W. M. Hughes Prime Minister

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Proudly sponsored by UBC Web Design