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Object / Artefact › History
  • Other titles
    • fraternal collar (descriptive name)
    • Ancient Order of Foresters (associated name)
  • Description
    green grosgrain ribbon collar with white stripes, metallic silver fringe and trim, metal tassel at bottom, 3 parts, seams at neck/shoulders and lower centre, black silk lining, metal initials sewn to each side: "AOF" and "PDCR" (Past District Chief Ranger), J metal and green grosgrain, silver badge at bottom point of collar with wreath around outside, inner border with stag's head and legend "ANCIENT ORDER OF FORESTERS", inside border coat of arms with two flanking figures and stag's head with crown above, banner below with "UNITAS BENEVOLENTIA CONCORDIA", 4", Past District Chief Ranger, Ancient Order of Foresters, District Court
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collar; 1991.314.88; Photographed by: Bong Errazo; photographer; digital; 28 Jul 2016; © Auckland Museum CC BY
collar; 1991.314.88; Photographed by: Bong Errazo;… … Read more


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1991.314.88
  • 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.
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  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole height : 470mm
      (length: 500mm width: 100mm)
    • 0 - Whole width : 410mm
  • Classification
    Chenhall Nomenclature (Nomenclature)
    › 08 Communication Artifacts (Category)
    › Personal Symbols (Classification)
    › Status Symbols (Sub-classification)
    › Regalia (Primary Term)
    › Collar, Fraternal (Secondary Term)
  • Record created
    8 July 2016

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