Historical information

Charity organisation, Ladies' Harbour Lights Guild, was formed within The Missions to Seamen Institute to provide a home away from home, for visiting seamen. This paper illustrates the rules for branch secretaries as well as the membership types at the bottom.


This paper holds historical significance at a local level because it illustrates the Ladies' Harbour Lights' Guild organization and membership types that were essential to for the success of the charity. The Ladies' Harbour Lights Guild grew to become a significant charity in Melbourne raising large amounts of money which helped to establish the current MTS building, supporting seafarers as well as attending social events.

Physical description

Cream colour document with typed text in blue ink about the rules for Branch secretaries and written inscription

Inscriptions & markings

Written in black ink 'Blue card' next to '1. Honorary Members' and 'White card' next to '2. Working Members' and 'Red card' next to '3. School Members'.