Box, Rebekah Lodge Collar; Unknown manufacturer; 1970-1980; WY.2013.8.69


Box, Rebekah Lodge Collar

About this object

Maureen Heydon of Tuturau kept her Jewel of Wyndham Rebekah Lodge collar in this box.

Friendly Societies in New Zealand:

Friendly Societies have existed in New Zealand since the 1840s. In the first three decades of the twentieth century, Friendly Societies experienced a massive expansion in membership which equated to 11% of the population. The benefits of Friendly Societies extended to spouses and children and this meant that in reality 20% of the population benefited from their support.

Women’s Divisions:

Initially, membership was restricted to men. In the 1890s, in response to requests to allow women to join, separate parallel women’s lodges were formed. The Rebekah Lodge of the International Order of Oddfellows formed in 1895. Movements towards mixed lodges followed, however, this did not gain momentum until the 1920s and rural lodges were most resistant.


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Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, animal, animal product, silk
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, card

Inscription and Marks

Sewn into left of collar: 'PNG'
Handwritten in black in ink on inside: 'From Sis. Maureen Heydon'


h 85 mm x w 173 mm x d 170

Subject and Association Keywords

Clubs, Groups and Societies

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