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Medal - Independent Order of Rechabites, Mitchell Tent, Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia, pre 1903 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35492

Summary:
Gilt medal issued by the Independent Order of Rechabites, Mitchell Tent, Bairnsdale, before 1903. The Independent Order of Rechabites (IOR) is a Friendly Society which provides a range of services to its members. The IOR began in Salford, England in 1835. It came to Australia in the mid 1800s and became established first in Tasmania. In 1847 it was established in Victoria, then spread to other States. Members of the IOR were provided assistance during times of sickness, death and hardship.
Description:
A gilt medal (22 mm diameter) featuring a tent with the letters IOR above the door and details of the Bairnsdale Order.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.94 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: temperance movements
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Independent Order of Rechabites, Melbourne, Victoria, Independent Order of Rechabites, Melbourne, Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: societies
DateEra: pre 1903 AD
Obverse Description: At centre a tent with the letters IOR above the door around above MITCHELL TENT / No. 143 around below, V.D.S.U. NO. 82 BAIRNSDALE
Reverse Description: TEMPERANCE / FORTITUDE / JUSTICE
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: MITCHELL TENT No. 143 V.D.S.U. NO. 82 BAIRNSDALE
Reverse: TEMPERANCE FORTITUDE JUSTICE
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Independent Order of Rechabites, Australia
Commissioned By: Independent Order of Rechabites, Australia, pre 1903

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