Banners (12), honour boards (3), photographs (6), trophies (6), badges, medallions and other material, wood / fabric / metal, various makers, used by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of New South Wales, Australia, 1882-1990
Collection of artefacts from the former office of the WCTU at 110 Sussex Street, Sydney. The objects are described in groups below.
Twelve banners, most with royal blue background, gold edging (usually tasselled) and gold or white lettering (painted or sown). Most include depictions of flannel flowers, the floral emblem of the WCTU. The banners date from 1882 to 1982, the latter a centenary banner bearing the names of WCTU office-bearers. Most were produced by suburban chapters of the WCTU including Mosman, Chatswood, Austinmer, Lidcombe, Manly, 'Wahroonga to Hornsby' and Parramatta.
Six photographs, including a framed hand-coloured portrait of Frances Willard, a mounted photograph of 'Lady Davidson opening the Frances Willard Hostel for Girls' (at Newtown, Sydney) and a small framed photograph of 'Everyman's representative in South Vietnam distributing Fruit Cocktail made available by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union'.
Six silver-plated trophies, including the 'Doris Gray Challenge Bell for Youth Work' and the 'Isabel K Corkindale MBE Social Freedom Award'.
Two small shields bearing medallions for the 'Bowes Efficiency Shield' and the 'Evelyn Strong Membership Shield'.
Three stained and painted timber honour boards recording WCTU presidents and donors.
Three small boxes of membership and campaign badges.
One stained timber money box and key 'WCTU Honour Box'.
Also printing plates for leaflet material, name plates, a chart and a poster