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Medallion - 'Industry' Jewel, Rebekah Lodge, Australia, post 1880 Object Reg. No: SH 960063

This medallion, known as the Industry Jewel, could be worn by all lodge officers in the Rebekah Lodge. The women on this jewel are Ruth and Naomi. The Rebekah Lodge is the female auxiliary of the Independent Order of Oddfellows.

The Rebekah Lodges were founded in the early 1850s. Initially, the Rebekah Degree was granted at Odd Fellow Lodges, but by the 1880s the Rebekahs and Oddfellows conducted separate lodge activities. The name comes from the Biblical character of Rebekah. Rebekahs observe the Odd Fellows' creed of 'Friendship, Love and Truth', and are engaged in many social and charitable activities worldwide.
A circular jewel made of white metal, with a depiction of two women in the centre. Details on the jewel are engraved. At the top of the circle is an applied ring with one pink and one green ribbon threaded through and knotted. A small gold coloured safety pin is attached to the pink ribbon.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Independent Order of Oddfellows, 1996
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 4.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: community organisations services
Themes this item is part of: Rebekah Lodge, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: SOCIETIES
Secondary Classification: Friendly
Tertiary Classification: regalia
Inscriptions: Engraved: INDUSTRY
User: Rebekah Lodge, Victoria, Australia, post 1880

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