Alleviating distress: the Lord Mayor's Patriotic Fund in New South Wales, 1914/ 1920

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Abstract

In October 1914, twenty-eight year-old Matilda Elizabeth Stanley,from Petersham,
in Sydney's inner west, sought financial assistance from the newly created
Lord Mayor's Patriotic Fund after her husband, Joseph Stanley, was called up. He
was an Imperial reservist, and although a resident of New South Wales, he was
ordered to report immediately to the Paymaster of imperial Pensions in Sydney, and
return to England. Two months later his family in Sydney was in crisis. Matilda was
in arrears with the rent and could not feed their four small children. The Lord
Mayor's Patriotic Fund paid her outstanding debts and gave her an allowance of
fourteen shillings per week
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-98
Number of pages14
JournalRoyal Australian Historical Society. Journal
Volume81
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1995

Keywords

  • World War I
  • Great War
  • Australian Imperial Force (AIF)
  • financial support
  • financial assistance

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