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Ceremonial Collar - Independent Order of Rechabites, circa 1880 Object Reg. No: SH 860343

Summary:
Ceremonial Collar worn by the Chief Justice of the International Order of Rechabites, made circa 1880. The Chief Justice had the job of judging whether a charge against a member that he had not been a total abstainer was proven. If proven, the member was discharged, and lost all entitlements to financial support. By 1928 the functions of the Chief Justice were fulfilled by the Chief Ruler.
Description:
Ornate collar, cream silk, gold bullion braid border and tassel, painted, woven and embroidered with multi-coloured motifs plus four flags, triangular motif and three shields representing other countries, embroidered symbols and motto.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Independent Order of Rechabites (IOR), 1986
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 77.00 cm (Height), 13.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: rituals, community organisations services, ceremonial costumes, temperance societies
Themes this item is part of: Independent Order of Rechabites, Melbourne, Victoria, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: SOCIETIES
Secondary Classification: Temperance
Tertiary Classification: regalia
Inscriptions: Embroidered: Past Chief Justice/Temperance, Fortitude, Justice, I.O.R.
Date Made: 1880-1900
User: Independent Order of Rechabites, Victoria, Australia

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