Great War Australia New South Wales War Chest Organisation Fundraising Gold Badge for 1917, 9 carat gold marked. Measuring approximately 20 mm in diameter.
Condition: Good Condition.
During the First World War a vast array of benevolent societies and privately run patriotic funds and charities were formed to raise money from the public to help support Australia's allies and its soldiers. Patriotic leagues and societies organised many different fund raising efforts.
One such organisation, the New South Wales War Chest, organised three button days on 30 June 1916, 28 September 1917 and 29 November 1918 raising over 350,000 pounds.
The total amount of money raised through fundraising events in Australia over the course of the First World War is estimated at over 12 million pounds