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The Queen's Fund (1887 - )

From
1887
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupations
Social support organisation
Location
Melbourne Town Hall Melbourne Vic 3000 GPO Box 2412V Melbourne Vic 3001

Summary

The Queen's Fund was established as 'the chief permanent Jubilee Memorial of Victoria in commemoration of the completion of the Fiftieth year of the Queen's reign, raised by women, managed chiefly by women, for the good of women, and in honour of the long reign of a good woman, during which the general position of women has been in a hundred ways improved'. Elizabeth Loch, its founder and inaugural president stated that the Fund existed 'solely for the relief of women in distress'. The Fund still operates and celebrated its centenary in 1987. Meetings are held monthly at the Melbourne Town Hall. The 1987 Annual Report noted an increase in applications to the fund. This was attributed to larger numbers of separated and divorced women who received no maintenance to care their children.

PLEASE NOTE: THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S REGISTER IS NOT AN AGENT FOR THE QUEEN'S FUND. YOU MAY CONTACT THEM BY MAIL AT:

GPO Box 2412
Melbourne VIC 3001

Sources used to compile this entry: The Queen's Fund One Hundredth Annual Report 1987, The Queen's Fund, Melbourne, 1987.

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Archival resources

Public Record Office Victoria

  • Annual Reports [Queen's Fund], 1891 - 1965, VPRS 1350; The Queen's Fund (1887 - ), Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office) (VA 466); Public Record Office Victoria. Details
  • Cashbook: Countess of Hopetoun's Bazaar [Queen's Fund], 1892, VPRS 1352; The Queen's Fund (1887 - ), Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office) (VA 466); Public Record Office Victoria. Details
  • Documents Related to the Establishment of the Queen's Fund, 1887, VPRS 1354; The Queen's Fund (1887 - ), Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office) (VA 466); Public Record Office Victoria. Details
  • Minute Book: Hall Distribution Trust [Queen's Fund], 1913 - 1935, VPRS 10459; The Queen's Fund (1887 - ), Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office) (VA 466); Public Record Office Victoria. Details
  • Minute Books, Distributiong Sub-Committee [Queen's Fund], 1890 - 1959, VPRS 1351; The Queen's Fund (1887 - ), Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office) (VA 466); Public Record Office Victoria. Details
  • Minute Books, General Executive Committee [Queen's Fund], 1887 - 1964, VPRS 1353; The Queen's Fund (1887 - ), Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office) (VA466); Public Record Office Victoria. Details
  • Register of Beneficiaries of the Queen's Fund, 1888 - 1959, VPRS 1348; The Queen's Fund (1887 - ), Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office) (VA 466); Public Record Office Victoria. Details

Rosemary Francis

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