Historical information

Ancient Order of Druids was formed in London in 1871. Their motto was "Justice, Philanthropy and Brotherly Love". The Order was established in Australia in 1851.The Sandhurst Lodge 247 met at Queens Head Hotel (Lockwood cross roads) and was first mentioned in the Bendigo Advertiser in 1863.

Physical description

Ceremonial collar in red velvet with gold metallic bullion fringe around outside edge and lower inside edge and gold metallic lace to edge. At one end (LHS) there is a large gold metallic star in sequins and gold metallic bullion. At the other end (RHS) the initials PA are worked in zardozi work in gold metallic thread 5cmx7cm.