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Object - RVIB Life Governors

From the Collection of Vision Australia 454 Glenferrie Road Kooyong Victoria

1 x vinyl covered book
31 x 31 x 6 cm
Object Registration
royal victorian institute for the blind
Historical information
Handwritten list of Life Governorships awarded to various people from the RVIB during the 1930s until the 1950s. Entries include the name and address or township of recipients, and later a date column was included.
No information is included on why a Life Governor was granted however this was usually in recognition for the funds donated to the institution. This amount was dependent upon the time of the contribution. In the Constitution and Rules section of the 1872 Asylum and School for the Blind Annual Report:
Membership - Every Subscriber of 10s., and upwards per annum shall be a Member of the Institution, and every donor of 20 pounds and upwards, a Life Member.
Auxiliary members who were appointed Life Governors were usually involved in helping organise some of the many fundraising activities, such as the Auxiliaries Annual Three Day Fair. A Life Governorship also meant that the person would have a vote when it came to some decisions made by the Committee of Management.
RVIB Life Governors are listed cumulatively in the annual report until 1935 when, due to reasons of space, it was altered so that names appeared only in the year that they were granted. This continued until 1999/2000 when these were no longer awarded.
When Made
1930s to 1950s
Inscriptions & Markings
R.V.I.B. Life Governers
Last updated
2 Oct 2019 at 9:27AM