Poster, Golden Casket Jubilee

Production date
1967
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Poster, Golden Casket Art Union, commemorating Golden Jubilee (50th anniversary) 1917-1967.
Classification
CH classification DOCUMENTS Posters
Production date
1967
Production place
Measurements
L320 x W247 mm
Media/Materials description
Paper, ink.
Signature/Marks
Golden Casket Art Union \ CELEBRATES ITS \ 1917-1967 \ 50 YEARS \ GOLDEN JUBILEE \ QUEENSLANDERS CAN BE PROUD OF THEIR \ LOTTERY WHICH IN 50 YEARS HAS CONTRIBUTED \ $71,000,000 TO PUBLIC HOSPITALS AND OTHER \ CHARITIES AND PAID OUT ALMOST $200,000,000 \ IN PRIZE MONEY \ THIS IS HOW YOUR \ MONEY IS SPENT \ 8% COMMISSION \ TO AGENTS \ 2% OPERATING COSTS \ 5% LOTTERY \ TAX \ 21% \ TO HOSPITALS \ AND OTHER \ CHARITIES \ 64% \ RETURNED TO \ SUBSCRIBERS \ AS PRIZE \ MONEY \ HELP THE \ HOSPITALS! \ HELP YOURSELF \ E.J.CARLSON MANAGER \ BUY A TICKET NOW - THIS COULD BE YOUR LUCKY DAY! \ S.G. REID, Government Printer
History and use
This poster was produced to commemorate the Golden Casket Art Union’s 50th anniversary in 1967.

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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Registration number
H48894

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