Land for Returned Soldiers...

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales
Accession Number ARTV01051
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 89.4 x 56.8 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description chromolithograph on paper
Maker Unknown
NSW Government
W. A. Gullick, Government Printers
Place made Australia, Australia: New South Wales
Date made 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Australian First World War poster issued by the NSW State Government. Text only printed in black ink, beneath the Coat of Arms of the State of NSW, it is in the form of a 1915 statement by W.G Ashford Minister for Lands in regards to the extent and location of land within the State to be made available for returned soldiers. It states that 250,000 acres will be available in the Wyalong - Hillston area and that preference will be given to returned soldiers in ballots for crown lands which may become available. In total 2,000,000 acres will be available during the financial year ending 30th June 1916. In short ' the whole policy of the Lands Department will be governed by an anxiety to give compensating advantages wherever possible to men who risk their lives for the Empire...'