Deposit Z728 - Grand United Order of Oddfellows deposit

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Z728

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Grand United Order of Oddfellows deposit

Date(s)

  • 1850 - 2001 (Creation)

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Deposit

Extent and medium

159 boxes

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Name of creator

(c. 1844 - 2005)

Administrative history

The Grand United Order of Oddfellows (GUOOF), which was originally established in England in the late 1700s, began in Australia around 1844. The first Sydney lodge—Travellers' Home No 731—was operating in 1845 and by 1848 there were three additional lodges. In 1854, the Port Phillip District of Grand United separated from the New South Wales branch to establish Grand United in Victoria. In 1877, the Queensland lodges also separated and established their own management committee. Eventually the Queensland and NSW branches merged to form Grand United Friendly Society (NSW), and in 1986, Grand United (Vic) merged with Manchester Unity Independent Order of Oddfellows (Vic). In March 2005, the Grand United Friendly Society (NSW) merged with Australian Unity.

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Minutes, membership records, financial records, rules and laws, correspondence, attendance books, visitors books, circulars, manuals, registration records, merit book, obiturary book, staff records, indexes, publications and memorabilia.

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Researchers must sign an access agreement

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Box list with individual items labelled by Bob James in Newcastle using an idiosyncratic system of Roman and Arabic numerals.

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NBAC Z87

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Entered from deposit description on 25 June 2012

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