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Sash - Velvet, Grand United Order of Oddfellows Object Reg. No: SH 891300

Summary:
This black velvet sash with a red velvet and gold boarder, and eight pointed star medallion of gold bullion and sequins, was worn by members of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows.

The Grand United Order of Oddfellows is a voluntary association which seeks to provide assistance to its members in times of sickness, death or unemployment. It was established in England in the late 1700's, when groups of independent lodges became part of this larger organisation. The Order began in Australia during in1848. In 1854, the Port Phillip District of Grand United Order of Oddfellows separated from the NSW branch to establish the Grand United Order of Oddfellows in Victoria. In 1877, the Queensland lodges also separated and established their own management committee.

The Grand United Order of Oddfellows is the oldest branch friendly society in the world. Its motto is 'Friendship, Love and Truth' and it is the proud boast of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows that there are no artificial barriers to membership, as membership is open to all, and any member may attain the office of Grand Master or other principal position in the hierarchy of the Order.
Description:
Sash of black velvet with red velvet border. Front of sash has embroidered gold medallion of gold bullion and sequins in the form of an 8-point star with raised centre. Front and back of sash cross over below hip and are joined with gold cord and decorated with gold bullion covered button and tassels. Ends of sash trimmed with gold fringe. Sash is lined with polished red cotton.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Manchester Unity - Independent Order of Oddfellows (MU IOOF), 1989
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 110.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: community organisations services, friendly societies
Themes this item is part of: Grand United Order of Oddfellows, Grand United Order of Oddfellows, Grand United Order of Oddfellows, Grand United Order of Oddfellows, Manchester Unity, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: SOCIETIES
Secondary Classification: Friendly
Tertiary Classification: regalia
User: Grand United Order of Oddfellows, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, post 1854

Comments

Worthy Brother Cosmos Djentuh. Posted on 24 Feb 2010 2:15 PM
Dear Ps Ineeded some regalias to buy.Can you please let me kwon if I can get some . Thanks Cosmos.
Discovery Centre Posted on 25 Feb 2010 11:26 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi there, Cosmos. Museum Victoria collection items are not for sale. For GUOOF regalia, you might try contacting the society directly? Hope this helps.
Leanne Rogers Posted on 13 Apr 2010 11:34 AM
Hi I have one of these sashs and an apron that I am trying to find the histroy of and who they may have belonged to. Could you please tell me where I could get further information. Thanks
Discovery Centre Posted on 15 Apr 2010 11:12 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Leanne, we suggest that you contact the Oddfellows directly to acertain information about the sash.

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