State Savings Bank of Victoria pay envelope, marked with the name M.D. Fox.

It was found under the floorboards of the Gallery, Great Hall, when replaced in 1989.

Physical Description

Wages envelope. State Savings Bank of Victoria is encouraging comments on the rewards of saving for the future on the envelope front and back.


Reason for Acquisition: From 1940 to 1945 the Exhibition Building was occupied by the Royal Australian Air Force as a training school. About 500 to 700 men lived in the building for varying periods of time. When the floorboards on the balcony level of the Great Hall were replaced as part of the restoration program in 1989, many items dating back to the 1940s were found. These provide an insight into the lifestyle and interests of RAAF personnel stationed in the building.

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