Document, Golden Casket Art Union

Production date
19 Apr 1917
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Letter re 'Get Rich Quick' draw at Pomona.
Classification
CH classification DOCUMENTS
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Measurements
L333 x W209 mm
History and use
This letter from the Qld Justice Department authorised the Golden Casket Art Union to hold a Get Rich Quick draw at Pomona in May 1917 in aid of the Anzac Cottages scheme.
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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H48886

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