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Membership Card - Emerald Hill Total Abstinence Society, 1883-1884 Document Reg. No: SH 870019

Membership card for the Emerald Hill Total Abstinence Society, which was located in South Melbourne, Victoria. It was manufactured by W.M. Marshall, Printer, and was used between 1883-1884.

On admission to the Society, prospective members had to sign the Rules of the Society, pay an entrance fee of sixpence and subscribe not less than threepence a month.
Temperance society membership card made of cardboard with black printed text.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from International Order of Good Templars
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 11.50 cm (Height), 7.7 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: abstinence, community organisations services, rituals, 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: membership cards
Inscriptions: Printed on the front of the card: EMERALD HILL / Total Abstinence Society / Qualified Members Card. / Name....... / No. on roll........ / Date.....186 / QUALIFICATION: /Rule III. - That the Society shall consist of Total / Abstainers, who shall, on admission, sign the Rules / of the Society, pay an entrance fee of Sixpence, and / subscribe not less than Threepence per month. / Qualified Members are eligible for election as / officers, and are entitled to vote for the election of / officers, and in the making or altering the Rules of / the Society. / Jan. Feb. Mar. April. May. June. / July. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec./......................President /........................Hon Sec.'

In the lower left hand corner: W.M. MARSHALLl, PRINTER

On Back of Card: Receipts / to / 1883-84 / W.M. Marshall, Printer.
Printer: W.M. Marshall, Victoria, Australia, circa 1880
Place & Date Used: Emerald Hill Total Abstinence Society, Emerald Hill (South Melbourne), Victoria, Australia, 1883-1884

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