Story: Women’s networks and clubs

Linda Rebekah Lodge

Linda Rebekah Lodge

Officers of the Linda Rebekah Lodge in Roslyn, Dunedin, pose for a photograph wearing their regalia about 1895. The sole man in the back row is probably an official of the affiliated men's Oddfellows lodge. Women-only lodges gave their members monetary benefits in case of sickness or injury, a form of support that was very attractive to working women.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Women’s networks and clubs - Women’s service organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 15 Jul 2018