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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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Australia Inauguration of Australian Commonwealth (AD) Mint: not recorded Australian Natives Association Geelong Other Details: Medal issued by the Australian Natives' Association to c ...
Australia Tasmania Launceston Medal - Launceston A.N.A. Exhibition 1908 Commemorative Issued by: F & W Stewart Other Details: A gilded bronze (31 mm diameter) commemorative of the Launc ...From: Launceston, Australia Images: 2
Medal awarded to Mrs Flatow of Hotham, Victoria for her device employing seaweed and shells. The Geelong Jubilee Juvenile & Industrial Exhibition was undertaken as a component of the ce ...
Medal - Bendigo Juvenile & Industrial Exhibition Commemorative 1886 (AD) Australian Natives' Association 1871 Mint: Stokes & Martin Other Details: This medal was produced as a memento ...From: Bendigo, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Geelong Medal - Geelong Jubilee Juvenile & Industrial Exhibition Commemorative (AD) Mint: not recorded Other Details: The Geelong Jubilee Juvenile & Industrial Exhibi ...
Aluminium and brass medal featuring outline of Australia in aluminium with the inscription in cast relief 'WHITE AUSTRALIA'. Australia is held within a brass circle, inscribed 'AUSTRALI ...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
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