Historical information

Photo shows a Melbourne, MMTB, double-deck bus decorated for the Buy Bonds Let's fill the 3rd Liberty Loan - World War 2 campaign. Has images of Winston Churchill and Australian Prime Minister John Curtain on the side of the bus. The bus is a Leyland TD5c type. In the background is a bus with a James Motors 1925 body, which were remounted on K6 International chassis in 1942 - 1943. Photographed at North Fitzroy Depot. These buses were used to replace the cable trams in Bourke St from October 1940.

John Curtain became Prime Minister on 7 October 1941 and died on 5 July 1945.

The paint shop record for buses (See Reg Item 126) gives the bus number 220, that it was painted from the 2nd to the 3rd Victory Loan in Jan. 1945 and then painted to green and cream in 8/1945.

Significance

Yields information about a bus decorated to promote the 3rd World War loan.

Physical description

Photograph of a MMTB double decker bus advertising Buy the World War 2, 3rd Liberty Loan.