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26-November-2014
26-November-2014
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The plaque commemorates the over subscription of Commonwealth Peace Loan of 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.

Location

Address:59 - 69 Main Street, Reception Area, Town Hall , Stawell, 3380
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.056863
Long: 142.779045
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Federal

Dedication

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 Stawell

G. G. Hunt       Mayor

W. A. Watt        Treasurer
W. M. Hughes  Prime Minister 

Source: MA
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