Historical information

The Manchester Unity IOOF is a non-political, non-sectarian fraternal order founded in Manchester England in 1810. Its main objective is to protect and care for its members and the communities in which they live. This model spread to Victoria, with Melbourne’s branch founded on 7 December 1840.

Physical description

Gold pin with blue, white and red enamelling. The centre has a white hand with a red heart in the middle, around the outside in a blue enamelled banner the words in gold Manchester Unity.

Inscriptions & markings

Manchester Unity IOOF