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Peace celebrations, Martin Place - Sydney, NSW 11 November 1918

After a false alarm on Friday 8 November, official news of the signing of the armistice reached Sydney on the night of Monday, 11 November 1918. Thousands of people waited near the GPO, anticipating an official ceremony. This took place the next day at noon, when the Governor announced "We have won!". Probably more people packed Martin Place and Moore Street than at any other time in Sydney's history. Over 200,000 attended a religious service in the Domain the following day.

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11 November 1918