Ancient Order of Foresters

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Ancient Order of Foresters

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  • Foresters Friendly Society

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Description area

Dates of existence

1849 -


The Ancient Order of Foresters, which originated in England in the mid 1700s, established its first branch (Court) in Victoria in 1849. Foresters was set up as a non-profit organisation, the founding principles of the Society being to provide financial and social benefits as well as support to members and their families in times of unemployment, sickness, death, disability and old age. The Society is now known as the Foresters Friendly Society and in July 1999 was incorporated as a public company limited by shares and guarantee.



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friendly society

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description on 18 June 2012




Foresters Friendly Society, (accessed on 18 June 2012)

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