Story: Men’s clubs

Grey Lynn Druids, 1909 (3rd of 3)

Grey Lynn Druids, 1909

The United Ancient Order of Druids began in New Zealand in 1876 with a lodge in Christchurch. Within 10 years there were over 50 lodges. In this image the Grey Lynn Druids are dressed in their distinctive white hoods and gowns and long grey beards, the uniform which they regularly wore on public occasions such as processions.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 80-BIN43
Photograph by Ernest Charles Binns

Permission of Auckland City Libraries Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Men’s clubs - Friendly societies and other fraternal organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31285/grey-lynn-druids-1909 (accessed 22 November 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 May 2018