A tin money box, produced for customers of the State Savings Bank of Victoria in the early 1970s. The slogans on the money box promote a sense of patriotism, explicitly linking the bank's customers with the financial health of the state.

The money box belonged to Harold 'Keith' Morter who spent his whole working life at the State Savings Bank of Victoria. Through the course of his long and successful career and subsequent retirement, Keith saved a number of mementos of the bank. Keith's collection not only provides insight into one man's working life, it also covers some important periods in Australian banking history, including the introduction of cheque accounts, the opening of small branches across the State, and the adoption of decimal currency.

Physical Description

Rectangular tin money box. White, the four sides each decorated with a colour photographic image - a mother and two children on a merry-go-round, a women on a horse mustering sheep, the state bank building in Melbourne, an industrial site - and text. There is a key hole on the underside.

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