Historical information

Beginning in 1877 as a breakaway from the Ancient Order of Foresters the Irish National Foresters were established in Australia before 1890. By 1914 the INF had spread worldwide and with a quarter of a million members in over 1,000 branches. The Ballarat branch whose presidential chair the image is of was Branch No 20.

Inscriptions & markings

Irish National Foresters Branch No 20 in gilt shadowed signwriting on pediment.