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Peace Loan : 09-June-2013
Peace Loan : 09-June-2013
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A plaque commemorates Castlemaine fulfilling the Peace Loan quota in 1919.

To finance the war the Commonwealth had a series of war loans, and then peace loans. All were over-subscribed. This seemed to some to be further evidence of the inequality of sacrifice in the war -- those with money to spare could actually profit from the war, while others were suffering economic loss and decline.


Address:Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine Town Hall, Castlemaine, 3450
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.064311
Long: 144.217308
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
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Front Inscription

Commonwealth of Australia
Peace Loan A.D. 1919
To commemorate the oversubscription of the allocated quota of this loan by the Borough of Castlemaine
S. M. Cornish Mayor
W. A. Watt Treasurer
W. M. Hughes Prime Minister

Source: MA,VMR
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