The Independent Order of Oddfellows (IOOF) was established in Perth in 1898. In 1905, the IOOF built an orphanage to accommodate the orphan children of deceased members. By 1940, that orphanage had closed, but the IOOF continued to support fundraising efforts for other institutions accommodating children in the State.
Sources used to compile this entry: Heritage Council of Western Australia, 'Wanslea', in inHerit, Western Australia State Heritage Office, Government of Western Australia, 8 February 2015, http://inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au/public/p/598. pp1-2, 5-6..
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 11 August 2013