Century old certificate on show


A CENTURY old certificate honouring the £775,000 pounds raised by Granville donors to the 'Australia Day Fund' in 1915, was taken out of storage and put on display for this year's ANZAC Day commemorations at the Granville RSL. Held during the first World War, the original Australia Day on July 30, 1915, brought together communities from all over Australia, including Granville, to raise funds to support wounded troops. At that time, the British settlement of Australia was celebrated on January 26 and was called 'Foundation Day'. Cumberland Cr Paul Garrard and Granville RSL sub-branch president Tao Bai with the certificate.

Story appeared in: Review | May 1st, 2018



A CENTURY old certificate honouring the £775,000 pounds raised by Granville donors to the 'Australia Day Fund' in 1915, was taken out of storage and put on display for this year's ANZAC Day commemorations at the Granville RSL. Held during the first World War, the original Australia Day on July 30, 1915, brought together communities from all over Australia, including Granville, to raise funds to support wounded troops. At that time, the British settlement of Australia was celebrated on January 26 and was called 'Foundation Day'. Cumberland Cr Paul Garrard and Granville RSL sub-branch president Tao Bai with the certificate.



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