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Liberty loans

Liberty loans

During the Second World War the government raised tax rates to help fund the war effort. The war was also funded from internal sources such as government reserves, and through raising loans. Posters such as this one, which was displayed for one week in the winter of 1943, appealed to New Zealanders’ patriotism.

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Paul Goldsmith, 'Taxes - First Labour government taxes – 1935 to 1949', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Paul Goldsmith, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 2 Sep 2016