Ticket, Golden Casket Art Union

Production date
1917
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Second prize ticket for first draw of Golden Casket scheduled for 29/3/1917
Classification
CH classification DOCUMENTS
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Measurements
L137 x W112 mm
History and use
This is the second prize ticket for the first ever draw of the Golden Casket Art Union on 14 June 1917. Like the first prize ticket, it was in the name of a minor, Miss Joyce Morris of Ingham.
The Golden Casket Lottery was first conceived during World War 1 by the Entertainment Committee of the Queensland Patriotic Fund to raise funds for veterans of the War. The first draw was in June 1917. The first five Golden Casket Art Unions raised £24,138 for the Australian Soldiers Repatriation Fund and £37,115 for the building of Anzac Cottages for war widows and their families.
By 1920 the Golden Casket had evolved into Australia’s first government-run lottery. Over the years, the proceeds have gone to numerous causes, and many of Queensland's existing hospitals and health services have benefited from funds raised by the Golden Casket. On 29 June 2007 Golden Casket Lottery Corporation became a wholly owned subsidiary of Tattersall's Limited.
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H48877

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