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24-November-2015
24-November-2015

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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.

Holbrook Shire oversubscribed its quota to the peace loan by more than £5000. This creditable record is mainly due to the efforts put forth by the council and the shire clerk (Mr. J. R. White), and at Tuesday's meeting a letter was read from the central committee, Sydney, thanking the councillors and all concerned for their practical patriotism.
Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW ), 8 October 1920.

 

Location

Address:Young & Albury Streets, Holbrook Shire Hall, Holbrook, 2644
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.725097
Long: 147.312687
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Federal
Approx. Event Start Date:1919
Approx. Event End Date:1919

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1920
Front Inscription

Commonwealth of Australia
      PEACE LOAN
           A.D 1919
To Commemorate The Over Subscription
Of The Allocated Quota Of This Loan
                By
THE SHIRE OF HOLBROOK
A. R. McLaurin  President
W. A. Watt         Treasurer
W. M. Hughes    Prime Minister

 

Source: MA
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