Dr Bob James Fraternal Societies Collection
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Dr Bob James Fraternal Societies Collection Living Histories, accessed 03 Jul 2022, https://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/113065
The Special Collections team is working on a collection of memorabilia relating to the global but largely misunderstood phenomenon of Fraternal Societies. Many of the photos, certificates, honour boards, regalia, books and badges belonged to the Trade Unions, Friendly Societies and Freemasons active in the Hunter River District. Other 'secret societies' such as the Loyal Orange Institute which were also very popular in this region are well represented. The collection is a result of decades of research by University alumnus and historian Dr Bob James.
To learn more about fraternal societies, please visit Dr Bob James' website www.fraternalsecrets.org.