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Australian Natives Association (ANA), Melbourne, Victoria
Image: Honour Board - Australian Natives Association
Source: Museum Victoria
Friendly or mutual benefit societies developed in Great Britain in the seventeenth century, generally based around communities of interest. They first appeared in Australia in the 1840s - 1850s. The Australian Natives' Association (ANA) was formed in Melbourne in 1871. Its focus was political. Composed of native-born Australians, it aimed to develop a direction for Australia that was independent of Britain, and to develop quality educational facilities for native Australians who appeared to be disadvantaged by a lack of British education. It was a vocal supporter of Federation. The ANA spread to all Australian states and eventually New Zealand. Its non-political activities came to include cultural events, personal sponsorships and support for the development of Australian football. Following Federation it adopted causes including national defence, the White Australia policy, railway expansion and nature conservation.
Williams, Melvin, 'A Very Australian Friendly Society', NMAA Journal, 8, pp.59-64.
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Alternative Name(s): Button Wattle Day badge, circa 1910-1919. The first 'national' Wattle Day was celebrated in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide on 1 September 1910. Wattle had becom ...Images: 1
Alternative Name(s): Button 'Wattle Day for Children' badge, made by A.W. Patrick, North Fitzroy, Melbourne, circa 1910-1919. The first 'national' Wattle Day was celebrated in Sydney ...
Alternative Name(s): Button 'Wattle Day for Children' badge featuring a kookaburra. Manufactured by A.W. Patrick, North Fitzroy, Melbourne, circa 1910-1919. The first 'national' Wattl ...
Colour printed certificate, issued by the Australian Natives Association, post 1901. This type of certificate was issued by the Australian Natives Association to to recognise former pre ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Gilt and emamel badge inscribed 'MY COUNTRY FIRST ' on white map of Australia, and inscribed 'PROTECT ITS INDUSTRIES ' and 'BUY ITS GOODS' on boomerangs. Made by Stokes and Sons, Melbou ...Images: 3
The catalogue was published in 1934 by Ramsay Publishing Pty Ltd, 197-207 King St, Melbourne, for the All-Australian Exhibition held at the Exhibition Building in Melbourne between Octo ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 5
Australia 1907 (AD) A.N. A. Exhibition Medal Mint: not recorded Other Details: Australian Natives' Association exhibition medal, issued in 1907. The Australian Natives' Association was ...Images: 2
During World War I, the date of Australia Day was not formalized. In 1915, during the Gallipoli campaign, 30 July was termed Australia Day, and used to raise funds for the war and celeb ...