Document, Golden Casket Art Union

Production date
15 Aug 1917
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Documentation regarding management of second prize in first Golden Casket draw won by minor Joyce Caroline Morris.
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CH classification DOCUMENTS
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Measurements
L350 x W215 mm
History and use
This document relates to the second prize winner, a minor, of the first ever draw of the Golden Casket Art Union on 14 June 1917. Joyce Morris won £1,000 ($2,000), which was held in trust until she turned 21.
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 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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H48883

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