Story: Men’s clubs

Foresters' meeting, 1903

Foresters' meeting, 1903

The officers and delegates at a Wellington district meeting of the Ancient Order of Foresters in Palmerston North in 1903 include two women. The Foresters had led friendly societies in admitting women, although, as the photo suggests, women were never strongly represented.

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Jock Phillips, 'Men’s clubs - Friendly societies and other fraternal organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2021)

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