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Independent Order of Odd Fellows (1819 - )

  • Girls from M.U.I.O.O.F. Children's Home

    Girls from M.U.I.O.O.F. Children's Home, c. 1921, courtesy of Picture Queensland, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.
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From
1819
Categories
Care Provider
Alternative Names
  • I.O.O.F. (Acronym)
Website
http://www.ioof.org/IOOF/Jurisdictions/Other/Country/IOOF/Jurisdictions/Australia.aspx

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows maintains a structure of Lodges throughout the world. It was founded in 1819 in Baltimore, USA with the establishment of Washington Lodge No. 1. A fundamental aim of the organisation is to provide care for orphaned and neglected children as well as the elderly.

Details

This lodge received its charter from Manchester Unity of Odd Fellows in England. Since its foundation its mandate has been 'to visit the sick, relieve the distressed, educate the orphan and bury the dead.'

In Australia in 2013, lodges operate in South Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia, Queensland and Tasmania.

Provided 'Care' At

Publications

Books

  • Dunstan, R. L., Manchester Unity I.O.O.F. Queensland branch centenary 1848-1948, Queensland Oddfellows' Magazine, Brisbane, 1948, 60 pp. Details

Photos

Girls from M.U.I.O.O.F. Children's Home
Title
Girls from M.U.I.O.O.F. Children's Home
Type
Image
Date
c. 1921
Source
Picture Queensland, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Dunstan, R. L., Manchester Unity I.O.O.F. Queensland branch centenary 1848-1948, Queensland Oddfellows' Magazine, Brisbane, 1948, 60 pp.

Prepared by: Lee Butterworth