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gavel

Object / Artefact › History
  • Other titles
    Ancient Order of Foresters (associated name)
  • Description
    gavel
    description: dark brown varnished wooden gavel with metal shield attached to top.
    markings: Shield reads "Presented to / COURT / MATAMATA / by Cr. No. 9868 / 25.1.36". "STGSIL" beneath.
  • Place
  • Other Number
    1991.314.6
  • Accession number
    1991.314.6
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Record richness
gavel, 1991.314.6, Photographed by Jennifer Carol, digital, 30 Aug 2016, Cultural Permissions Apply
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Artefact

  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1991.314.6
  • Notes
    The Ancient Order of Foresters with its motto Unity, Benevolence and Concord, began in England in the mid-eighteenth century. By the time the first New Zealand branch opened in 1852 it was an established friendly society, providing sickness and death benefits to its members and having a particular concern for widows and orphans. From 1909 their activities were governed by the Friendly Societies Act, which required the compulsory registration of all such societies. The first Auckland Court opened in 1863, and membership reached a peak in the mid 1930s. Since then membership has declined as many of the benevolent functions were taken over by the state.
  • Place
  • Date
    25 January 1936
    25 January 1936
  • Subject category
  • Production
    not researched (maker)
    not researched
    Unknown
    20th century
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole length : 180mm
    • 0 - Whole width : 71mm
    • length x width x depth (l x w x d) : 40mm
  • Classification
    Chenhall Nomenclature (Nomenclature)
    › 08 Communication Artifacts (Category)
    › Ceremonial Artifacts (Classification)
    › Organisational Objects (Sub-classification)
    › Gavel (Primary Term)
  • Record created
    8 July 2016

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