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Medal - Rechabite Jubilee, Independent Order of Rechabites, Australia, 1885 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 31139

Rechabite Jubilee 1885 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: IOR (Independent Order of Rechabites) is a Friendly Society which provides a range of services to its members. The IOR began in Salford, England in 1835. It was named after Rechab, a leader in the Old Testament, who instructed his tribe to refrain from drinking alcohol. During the Industrial Revolution the idea of temperance became particularly relevant as damage was caused to families by alcohol. The IOR 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. In 1991, IOR Victoria combined with the other states to form a National Health Fund. Today members wishing to join IOR's Health Fund are no longer required to sign a pledge of abstinence from alcohol. IOR still provides members a wide range of benefits. It is registered to operate as a Health Fund in all States and has offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. The principles which drew the early Rechabites together in times of illness have evolved into a modern and successful Health Benefits Organisation.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Robert Edwards - Museum of Victoria, 1989
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.72 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: 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
Series: Australian Historical Medals
DateEra: 1885 AD
Obverse Description: Arms of the Independant Order of Rechabites above ribbon with legend: PEACE AND PLENTY
Reverse Description: At centre in ornate script IOR, around RECHABITE JUBILEE * 1885 *
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Independent Order of Rechabites, Australia, 1885
Issued To: Independent Order of Rechabites (IOR), Australia, 1885
References: Not listed by Carlisle


Jill Bray Posted on 25 Jun 2010 5:23 PM
Can you tell me if anyone from the CUMPSTON family was involved with the IOR?
Particulary Samuel Bolton Cumpston?
Discovery Centre Posted on 28 Jun 2010 2:10 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Jill. The University of Melbourne Archives holds the records of the Independant Order of Rechabites and you should contact them to see if they have member listings: http://www.lib.unimelb.edu.au/collections/archives/collections/orglist.html

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