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#21077 - Cheque

Resource ID
21077
Title/subtitle
Cheque
Picture
Cheque
Format
Photograph
Publisher
19 June 1947
Physical description
Black & white photograph; 24cm x 11cm
Summary
A cheque for 20 million pounds paid to His Majesty's Treasury signed by John Beasley, High Commissioner and Mr S. Macfarlane, Secretary of Commonwealth Treasury. In 2013 terms this is about $2bn.
Location
Photograph 5242
Availability
Not for loan.
Notes
The cheque represented 3 pounds, 0 shillings and 6 pence from every man ,woman and child in Australia. By the end of 1949 Australia had given the British 45 million pounds sterling as gifts. See The Western Australian 18 Nov 1949, page 3.