On 9th May 1919, with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles imminent, a peace committee was set up with the intention of deciding how Britain would publically mark the end of the war.
Peace Day Celebrations were held throughout Britain and the allied countries, including Australia on 19th July 1919, to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28th June 1919. The Treaty ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers.
The Brisbane Courier of 23rd July 1919 reported “…DAYBORO…The peace celebrations took the form of a procession, consisting of decorated lorries, motor cars, and a large band of horsemen…”
Come and join us at “Dayboro Cottage”, 27 Williams Street on Saturday 20th July between 10am and 3pm to celebrate the centenary of peace.