Friday, 3 October 2014

Avoca Shire Council 30 September 1914

On 30 September 1914 the monthly meeting of the Avoca Shire Council was held at Moonambel. The proceedings were reported in the Avoca Free Press of Saturday 3 October 1914.

Among the items of correspondence considered was an item from the British Empire Trade League.

The Shire Councils were used throughout the war for communication and exhortation about the war effort and related matters.

An invitation from the Borough of Ararat to support another patriotic fund was rejected.

The council considered the level of rates and elected to reduce them due to the drought and the war. The discussion mentioned the possibility of a war tax.