Story: Voluntary welfare organisations

Friendly society membership certificate

Friendly society membership certificate

The Ancient Order of Foresters was another friendly society that provided mutual aid to its members. This elaborate certificate shows that Joseph Lomas became a member of the Wellington order in 1844. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society - Wellington District (MS-Group-0341)
Reference: MSI-Papers-5188

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Margaret Tennant, 'Voluntary welfare organisations - 19th-century charity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2021)

Story by Margaret Tennant, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 18 Sep 2018