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The plaque commemorates the over-subscription to the Peace Loan in 1919.

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.

The total amount subscribed to the Peace Loan in Muswellbrook and district is £28,830. The quota fixed was £20,000. Honor tablets will be forwarded to Muswellbrook in a few weeks' time. We congratulate the district upon having done so well in a desperately bad season like the present.
Muswellbrook Chronicle (NSW), 18 October 1919.


Address:William & Bridge Streets, School of Arts, Muswellbrook, 2333
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.265175
Long: 150.888644
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government


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
The Municipality Of Muswellbrook

C. H. Tindale    Mayor
W. A. Watt        Treasurer
W. M. Hughes   Prime Minister

Source: MA
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