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Gavel - International Order of Good Templars, Wooden, after 1870 Object Reg. No: SH 870025

This is a wooden gavel used for the meetings of the International Order of Good Templars. They were based in South Melbourne, Victoria.

The Society was one of several organisations in nineteenth century Victoria established to promote temperance, oppose the extension of hotel licences, and educate children and adults about the dangers of alcohol. It was formed in America in 1851. The society encouraged female/family membership and played a significant part in the Suffragette movement in many countries. It was established in Australia by 1870.
This wooden gavel is made of turned dark wood.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from International Order of Good Templars
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.00 cm (Height), 4.00 cm (Width), 6.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: community organisations services, temperance societies
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: SOCIETIES
Secondary Classification: Temperance
Tertiary Classification: electoral equipment
Place & Date Used: International Order of Good Templars, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, post 1870

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