Story: Otago region

Band of Hope pledge certificate (1st of 2)

Band of Hope pledge certificate

‘Taking the pledge’ was a characteristic way of committing oneself to abstaining from alcoholic liquor. Rene Pemberton pledged abstention to the Band of Hope, a temperance organisation, in April 1906.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago region - Presbyterians and Scots', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2022)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015