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This item is on display at Melbourne Museum
Where is it from?
- A Place & Date Used South Melbourne, Australia
Gavel - International Order of Good Templars, Wooden, after 1870 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
|Dimensions:||20.00 cm (Height), 4.00 cm (Width), 6.00 cm (Length)|
|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|
|Tertiary Classification:||electoral equipment|
|Place & Date Used:||International Order of Good Templars, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, post 1870|