Early Labor Party records
Sometimes, something unexpected comes along. We are working away cataloguing, and have just found that what we previously thought was a set of farm records from 1944 to about 1956, was actually written in a much earlier book, which held the records of membership payments by the Maffra Branch of the Political Labor Council.
Digging around, we found this had actually become the Australian Labor Party in 1908 - although this book, with the above stamp, was used for the records for 1913 to 1915. [Late note - see comments - it obviously operated under this name well after 1908]
There are a few women in there - not many, but a few. It will be interesting to be able to pass on to families who enquire, details of their ancestors' political affiliations - not something we usually know.