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Peace Loan : 09-June-2013
Peace Loan : 09-June-2013
Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

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:Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine Town Hall, Castlemaine, 3450
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.064515
Long: 144.218226
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

S. M. Cornish    Mayor

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

Source: MA,VMR
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