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Peace Loan
Peace Loan
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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.


Address:Ford Street, Town Hall, Beechworth, 3747
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.358495
Long: 146.688124
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government


Front Inscription

Commonwealth of Australia

Peace Loan
A. D. 1919

To commemorate the oversubscription of the allocated quota of this loan by the Shire of Beechworth

J. A. Burgis      President

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

Source: MA
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