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Certificate - Young Australia Temperance League, 1913 Document Reg. No: SH 940930

Highly-coloured certificate issued by the Sunday School Branch of the Young Australia Temperance league, part of the Independent Order of Rechabites (I.O.R.) in Melbourne. The certificate, printed by Jenkin, Buxton & Co in Melbourne, commemorates the pledge taken by Thelma Naunton against 'intoxicating liquors' in 1913.

The Young Australia Temperance League was an initiative of the I.O.R. to promote temperance among young people. It uses many of the symbols of Australian patriotism - the flag, Australian flora and a map of Australia - later used in certificates commemorating patriotism during the First World War.
Highly-coloured certificate printed on card. Images include a young man in knickerbockers holding an Australian flag, near a young woman in white, seated; Australian flora including wattle, Sturt's desert pea, pink heath, red flowering gum and flannel flower, a shield with the legend 'Advance Australia', and an outline map of Australia.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 14.20 cm (Height), 17.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: education, sunday schools, temperance movements
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: SOCIETIES
Secondary Classification: Temperance
Tertiary Classification: certificates
Inscriptions: Printed: SUNDAY SCHOOL/ BRANCH OF THE/ YOUNG AUSTRALIA TEMPERANCE LEAGUE; This is to Certify that/.../ is a Member of the League, having Signed the following Pledge:/ I Promise to abstain from all Intoxicating Liquors/ as Beverages, and to discountenance/ their use by others./ Date...191.../.../ Secretary./ No...; The Young Our hope; ISSUED BY THE INDEPENDENT ORDER OF RECHABITES,/ EQUITABLE BUILDING, COLLINS ST.,/ MELBOURNE/ JOHN VALE D.S.
Handwritten in relevant sections: Thelma Naunton; 10th Dec (191)3/ BEBattubing; 101
Publisher: Jenkin, Buxton & Co., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1910-1913
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, 1913 or later

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