Record of the Month (December 2011)

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Record of the Month (December 2011) is associated with Melbourne, Victoria located at these coordinates -37.8142897, 144.963249


Description:
This Christmas card was produced by the State Savings Bank of Victoria and is one in a series of Christmas cards in this collection. This card is quite special and unique as it was made to send to the bank officers who had went off to fight in World War One. This particular card is quite beutiful to look at and has a typical Australian scene on it to help lift the spirits of the Diggers who were off fighting the war.

The card depicts a scene with a Kookaburra sitting on an old timber farm fence with gumtrees and and old hut in the background. To the right of the card next to the timber fence is a boomerang with the word coo-ee printed on it. The inside of the card is also quite special as it has a poem on the left hand side titled "The Dark Before the Dawn". This poem was written by Mr Ian Maxwell son of the late John R. Maxwell, Inspector and branch mangager of the State Savings Bank of Victoria. It is a beutiful poem as it offers the soldiers hope for a new day. The right side of the inside of the card expresses the Christamas and New Year wishes of the Commissioners and Officers of the State Savings Bank of Victoria to those Officers who were off fighting the Worlds Greatest War for Liberty and Civilisation.

The card is signed off by Geo. E. Emery, Inspector General of the State Savings Bank of Victoria and is dated 30th September 1917.


Record Citation: VPRS 8936/P1 State Bank Victoria Archives - Ephemera Collection (Bank Produced Christmas Cards E 313-1 to E 313-79 (1917 – 1991)
Record URL: http://www.access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewSeries&entityId=8936
Agency: VA 1041 - State Bank of Victoria (1978 – 1990)
Agency URL: http://www.access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewAgency&entityId=1041
Date: 30th September 1917
Record Type: Christmas Card
Event Type: Christmas
Language: en
Copyright URL: http://prov.vic.gov.au/copyright
Related Resource URL: http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/10091880?q=State+Savings+Bank+of+Victoria&c=picture
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User Tags: christmas, ww1, animal, kookaburra, diggers




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                                               SSB Christmas Card Front.JPG     

                                     

                                     VPRS 8936/P/0001, unit 203, item – Bank Produced Christmas Cards E313-3.

  

SSB Christmas Card Greeting.JPG              SSB Christmas Card Poem.JPG

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Has date30 September 1917 +
Has event typeChristmas +
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Has government agency nameState Savings Bank of Victoria +
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Has languageen +
Has occupationbranch mangager +
Has person nameIan Maxwell +, John R. Maxwell + and George E. Emery +
Has record agencyVA 1041 - State Bank of Victoria (1978 – 1990) +
Has record citationVPRS 8936/P1 State Bank Victoria Archives - Ephemera Collection (Bank Produced Christmas Cards E 313-1 to E 313-79 (1917 – 1991) +
Has record typeChristmas Card +
Has record urlhttp://www.access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewSeries&entityId=8936 +
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Has rightshttp://prov.vic.gov.au/copyright +
Latitude-37.814 +
Located inMelbourne, Victoria +
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