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The Five Pounds Baby Bonus 29 June 1912

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(PREMIER FISHER (to Australian mother): 'Here's our 5 pound Bonus for the baby, madam, and don't you forget it at the elections.' AUSTRALIAN MOTHER (with scorn): 'Five Pounds! Can you really spare it? Still, it is not a 5 pound note. Your high prices have tuned it into a 3 pound note. Besides, you want my baby for cannon food. I'll not forget it!', The Newsletter: an Australian Paper for Australian People, 29 June 1912, pg 1)