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  • Title
    Manchester Unity Independent Order of Odd Fellows records, 1854-2004
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 9370
    PXD 1390
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1854-2004
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    890381
  • Physical Description
    2.38 metres of textual material (14 boxes)
    80 sketches and drawings
    3 architectural plans
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Manchester Unity Independent Order of Odd Fellows was established in Australia in 1840. It was a mutual organisation that existed to provide care and security to its members and their families.
  • Scope and Content
    Manchester Unity of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows records, 1854-2004. The collection mainly comprises records relating to MUIOOF in New South Wales. Material includes minute books, rules, ritual and procedure books, reports, correspondence, ephemera, photographs, drawings, sketches, architectural drawings and plans.

    BOX 1
    Bound volumes of the Rules for the Government of the Manchester Unity Independent Order of Odd Fellows Friendly Society in New South Wales; 1865, 1874, 1880, 1882, 1902, 1905, 1907-1939

    BOX 2
    Bound volumes of the Rules for the Government of the Manchester Unity Independent Order of Odd Fellows Friendly Society in New South Wales, 1940-1969

    BOX 3
    Bound volumes of the Rules for the Government of the Manchester Unity Independent Order of Odd Fellows Friendly Society in New South Wales, 1970-1988

    BOX 4
    8 bound volumes of minutes and reports of the Grand Annual Committee; Half Yearly meetings of the G.M and Board of Directors; Half Yearly Report of the G.M. & Board of Directors; and Grand Annual Moveable Committee, 1854-1864; 1864-1872; 1872-1890; 1878- 1887; 1887-1897; 1898-1900; 1901-1903; 1905-1906

    BOX 5
    7 bound volumes of minutes and reports of the Grand Annual Committee; Half Yearly meetings of the G.M and Board of Directors; Half Yearly Report of the G.M. & Board of Directors; and Grand Annual Moveable Committee; 1906-1907; 1907-1908; 1908-1909; 1910-1911; 1911-1912; 1912-1914; 1914-1916
    2 bound volumes of Reports of the Grand Annual Moveable Committee, 1873-1891, 1892-1901

    BOX 6
    Reports and proceedings of the Grand Annual Moveable Conferences, 1892, 1894, 1899, 1900, 1903-1906, 1910-1916

    BOX 7
    6 bound volumes of reports, including reports of the Grand Committee, 1889-1895; the Quarterly Committee, 1896-1900, 1901-1902, 1905-1906; Grand Annual Moveable Conferences, 1909-1912, 1913-1916; the Annual Meeting of the Sydney District, Jan. 1912- Dec. 1913

    BOX 8
    Ritual and Lecture books; Ritual and Procedure books; 1936-1994

    BOX 9
    2 Dispensation books: completed and blank, n.d.
    Printed material including ‘125 years of achievement and friendly service: 1840-1965’; ‘Friendly societies and social services in Australia and other countries’, n.d.; ‘The Manchester Unity Story’, ‘The Home of Peace’, n.d.
    Folder of records including general correspondence, insurance certificates, insurance policies, ca. 1964-1968
    Folder of records including Odes, n.d.; Guarantee Bonds, 1892, 1904; invitations, 1915, 1947; Secret Handshake books, n.d.; receipts and health fund scales of benefits, n.d.; Directory of List of Lodges, 1957; NSW Handbook of Lodge Procedures, 1990; ‘Ceremony for Past District Grand Master’s Degree’, 1995

    BOX 10
    Minute book: Friendly Society Supply and Equipment Co-op Limited, including loose attendance book; 1950-1955
    Minute book: Centenary Provincial Lodge on Past Grands, No. 103, Sydney District; 1947-1965, 1965-1979
    Minute book: Happy Homes Lodge [Western Australia], 1973-1983
    Minute book: Loyal Past Grand Lodge No. 18, Bathurst, 1967-1989

    BOX 11
    Minute book: Cumberland District MUIOOF purple degree meetings, 1953-2004
    Loyal Albany Lodge membership ledger, 1893-1894
    District Auditor’s Examinations book, 1933-1964

    BOX 12
    Folder of Reports of the Executive Officers meetings, 1978-1991
    2 volumes labelled ‘Decisions on general matters’, relating to decisions on rituals and procedures, 1942, 1950-1952

    BOX 13
    The Quarterly Magazine of the Independent Order of Odd-Fellows, Manchester Unity / edited by George Frederick Pardon, Manchester: G.M. and the Board of Directors, Vol. 2, Jan. 1859- Oct. 1960; Vol. 5, Jan. 1865- Oct. 1866; Vol. 6, Jan. 1867- Oct. 1868

    BOX 14
    Printed material relating to MUIOOF in Western Australia a including invitation to the centenary celebration, 11 Oct, 1910; Amendments to the 1947 Print of the Rules of MUIOOF in Western Australia, n.d.; Rules of MUIOOF in Western Australia, 1963
    Rules of the MUIOOF in Queensland, with amendments to 1976

    PICTURES - PXD 1390:

    PXD 1390/1
    Album containing 21 black & white photographs of the Presidents of the NSW Conference of the Methodist Church of Australasia, 1901-1921, including:
    Rev. George Lane, 1901
    Reve. W. Woolls Rutledge, 1902
    Rev. Rainsford Bavin, 1903
    Rev. W. Halse Rogers, 1904
    Rev. Richard Sellors, 1905
    Rev. J. G. Morris Taylor, 1906
    Rev. John Penman, 1907
    Rev. Benjamin Danks, 1908
    Rev. Joseph Beale, 1909
    Rev. Charles J. Prescott, 1910
    Rev. William E. Bromilow, 1911
    Rev. Benjamin J. Meek, 1912
    Rev. James E. Carruthers, 1913
    Rev. Frederick Colwell, 1914
    Rev. Joseph Woodhouse, 1915
    Rev. William Pearson, 1916
    Rev. Patrick J. Stephen, 1917
    Rev. James, Green, 1918
    Rev. John G. Wheen, 1919
    Rev. Thomas B. Holmes, 1920
    Rev. W. Henry Howard, 1921

    PXD 1390/2
    Album containing 20 black & white photographs of the Presidents of the NSW Conference of the Methodist Church of Australasia, 1922-1942, including:
    Rev. Eldred Dyer, 1922
    Rev. T. Frederick Potts, 1923
    Rev. John C. Hill, 1924
    Rev. Harold Wheen, 1925
    Rev. Francis W. Hynes, 1926
    Rev. George H. Hewitt, 1927
    Rev. Henry E. Andrews, 1928
    Rev. William E. Bennett, 1929
    Rev. William H. Jones, 1930
    Rev. John W. Burston, 1931
    Rev. H. Clifton Foreman, 1932
    Rev. L. E. Bennett, 1933
    Rev. Silas, Bembrick, 1934
    Rev. Matthew K. Gilmour, 1935
    Rerv. E. Coplin Thomas, 1936
    Rev. Wallace, Deane, 1937
    Rev. Ronald H. Campbell, 1938
    Rev. Eli. E. Hynes, 1939
    Rev. Percy L. Black, 1940
    Rev. William N. Lock, 1941
    Rev. T. Manning Taylor, 1942

    PXD 1390/3
    Album containing 32 black & white photographs of the Presidents of the NSW Conference of the Methodist Church of Australasia, 1943-75, including:
    Rupert J. Williams, 1943
    Rev. A Edgar Walker, 1944
    Rev. Herbert W. Woodhouse, 1945
    Rev. Richard Piper, 1946
    Rev. George E. Johnson, 1947
    Rev. Raymond H. Doust, 1948
    Rev. Robert B. Lew, 1949
    Rev. Claude L. Connor, 1950
    Rev. Arthur M. Sander, 1951
    Rev. Frank. H. Rayward, 1952
    Rev. William C. Francis, 1953
    Rev. Albert G. Manefield, 1954
    Rev. John H. Sorrell, 1955
    Rev. D. Forshaw Almond, 1956
    Rev. Bertram R. Wyllie, 1957
    Rev. S. R. Bowyer Hayward, 1958
    Rev. A. J. Keerling, 1959
    Rev. N. W. Lickiss, 1961
    Rev. C. F. Gribble, 1962
    Rev. N. G. Pardey, 1963
    Rev. E. T. Walker, 1964
    Rev. S. M. Barrett, 1965
    Rev. G. L. Walker, 1966
    Rev. W. Whitbread, 1967
    Rev. W. D. O’Reilly, 1969
    Rev. A. Walker, 1970
    Rev. E. A. Bennett, 1971
    Rev. K. L. Doust, 1972
    Rev. C. W. Ritchie, 1973
    Rev. A. D. Brand, 1974
    Rev. J. R. Brand, 1975

    PXD 1390/4
    Folders containing approx. 58 colour and black & white photographs and 3 colour slides relating to Methodist Churches in N.S.W. including:
    Bonalbo
    Bolwarra
    Boggabri
    Blayney
    Blaxland
    Blacktown
    Blackheath
    Binnaway
    Bigga
    Bexhill
    Beverley Hills
    Beth Shan Mission (Wyee)
    Belvidere
    Belmore
    Bega
    Bankstown
    Ashfield
    Adamstown
    Swansea
    Sutherland
    Surry Hills
    Summer Hill
    Strathfield
    Spring Hill (Orange Circuit)
    Sydney South: Mt Lachlan
    South Sydney Amalgamated Trust Properties
    South Sydney
    Singleton


    PXD 1390/5-8
    7 black & white photographs of members of the Manchester Unity Independent Order of Odd Fellows, ca. 1906-1954, including:
    MUIOOF Convention, Milthorpe, 1906
    MUIOOF Fiftieth Annual Conference; Sydney, 7-15 May, 1907
    Grand Annual Moveable Conference, May, 1908
    MUIOOF Annual Conference, Newcastle, 1918
    Grand Annual Moveable Conference, 1923
    Grand Annual Moveable Conference, Orange, 1924
    Unidentified group photograph, 1954
    Sketches and drawings of bridges, houses, cathedrals and churches in Europe, ca. 1925-1926
    Sketches, watercolours, architectural drawings and plans of bridges, cathedrals, houses, canals, castles, fireplaces, gates etc. in Europe, ca. 1925-1938
    4 colour certificates of the Manchester Unity Independent Order of Odd Fellows Friendly Society, n.d.
    Architectural plans including ‘Proposed brick lodge & social hall for Manchester Unity Lodge, Lot 2, Sec. 8, 54 Dubbo Street, Dubbo’, n.d.; ‘Proposed lodge room and social hall for MUIOOF Cobra Street, Dubbo’, n.d.; unidentified plan, n.d.
  • Source
    Presented by Elizabeth Price on behalf on Manchester Unity, March 2010
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held offsite and can take up to four days to retrieve. - Applies to MLMSS 9370
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