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21-August-2015
21-August-2015
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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.

Location

Address:355 Church Street, Hay Gaol Museum, Hay, 2711
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.503364
Long: 144.850975
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

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 Hay

M. I. Minogue    Mayor

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

Source: MA
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