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The End of the War – Friendly Societies’ Dispensary

The Friendly Societies’ Dispensary committee of management met for their monthly meeting on Thursday evening [14 Nov 1918]. The president, Mr S Spielvogel, put forward the following motion

“That this meeting of the representatives of Friendly Societies in Port Melbourne have much pleasure in recording its thankfulness to the Almighty for the glorious victory the British nation and Allies have achieved in the great and terrible war, and trusts that the peace terms will be everlasting. Furthermore, we also offer our deepest sympathy to the families of those whose dear ones sacrificed their lives in the cause of justice and righteousness”.

He said that he submitted the first half of his motion was with a spirit of felicity and the latter half with deep reverence to the memory of the fallen.  Mr R Hiddlestone seconded the motion, which was supported by Mr I Joel and Mr A Tucker, and unanimously agreed to.

The National Anthem was sung and at the call of Miss Adams, cheers were given for the victory of the Allies.


1918 ‘Friendly Societies’ Dispensary.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 16 November, p. 3. , viewed 09 Nov 2018,

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We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet and work, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.