A History of the Australian Natives Association 1871-1900.

2019-06-12T01:49:40Z (GMT) by Marian Quartly
In the eighteen seventies the Australian Natives Association was a small friendly society providing sickness and funeral benefits, distinguished from a hundred other such societies only by a membership limited to men born in Australia, and by a secondary aim, as yet unfulfilled, of "mutual improvement". By the end of the century the association was recognised in Victoria as an important pressure group and opinion maker on all "national" issues, especially Australian federation. […]