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Re: date my photo please Wattle Flat NSW Australia
« Reply #9 on: Monday 04 February 19 13:35 GMT (UK) »
Hi Kristin

My postcard dated 1913 from Westleton, in the English county of Suffolk, shows the stoles worn by both children and adult members of the Sons of Temperance Friendly Society.

Perhaps your group belonged to a similar self-help organization or another part of the world-wide anti-alcohol movement.

David

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Re: date my photo please Wattle Flat NSW Australia
« Reply #10 on: Monday 04 February 19 21:48 GMT (UK) »
Not sure that they would be Masons. 

Perhaps the girls were dancing,  white dresses, sashes and tambourines.

Or perhaps supporting Suffragettes, the sashes?
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What about doing some research into the existence of Friendly Societies in the area at that time. 

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Re: date my photo please Wattle Flat NSW Australia
« Reply #11 on: Monday 04 February 19 23:22 GMT (UK) »
Here is a live link to an article (from 2001 newspaper) about the Church and its local history.  Perhaps there is an opportunity for our OP to consider contacting the newspaper -  some of the various people named in the article may still be interested too.

https://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story/884451/historic-church-restoration-as-family-home/
Western Advocate, 16 June 2001.

Here is the contact us page for the newspaper  :) https://www.westernadvocate.com.au/contact/

Here is the Bathurst family history group https://www.bathurstfhg.asn.au/  they may well have members who can give local knowledge to date the photo, or hold other photos of the Anglican Church at Wattle Flat...

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