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Gavel - Order of the Sons of Temperance, Wooden, 1876 Object Reg. No: SH 960093

Summary:
This is a wooden gavel used for the meetings of the Order of the Sons of Temperance. It is dated 1876 and was designed by W. Farrar. The gavel has been hand carved and turned, and it is elaborately decorated with insignia.
Description:
The gavel is elaborately decorated with insignia that has been hand carved and turned. The central column and handle is of a dark wood, with a cross piece of blonde coloured wood; it has been highly polished. The gavel is surmounted by a small, carved, dark wood pyramid shape which has the aims of the organization carved into the sides, e.g. love, temperance, etc.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Independent Order of Oddfellows, 1996
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.00 cm (Height), 17.05 cm (Width), 34.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: community organisations services, temperance societies
Themes this item is part of: Sons of Temperance, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: SOCIETIES
Secondary Classification: Temperance
Tertiary Classification: electoral equipment
Inscriptions: Obverse: RED / WHITE / BLUE / NATIONAL / S / T/ 1876 / HOLY BIBLE / DEATH [extensive text in various places and angles].
Reverse: RECORD / DESIGNED AND / PRESENTED BY / W. FARRAR.
Presented By: Mr W. Farrar, Victoria, Australia, 1876
User: Grand Division of the Order of the Sons of Temperance, Victoria, Australia, 1876

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