The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was organized in 1890 for the purpose of perpetuating the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence. (1776-1781)
This Society encourages historical research in relation to the American Revolution and the publication of its results; by the preservation of documents and relics, and the records of the individual soldiers and patriots.
The Society is admonished to carry out the injunction of George Washington, in his farewell address to the American people, "To promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge."
The Captain James Cook was the first NSDAR Chapter organized in
The Chapter in Melbourne evolved from the Sydney Chapter, and in 1987, the Captain Matthew Flinders Chapter was formally recognized as the second Chapter in Australia.
The Captain Matthew Flinders Chapter holds quarterly meetings on the 4th Sunday in February, May, August, and November. The November meeting is a Thanksgiving meeting, with all the family invited to share a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
Membership consists of a mixture of native-born Americans and native-born Australian daughters.
The first aim of the Chapter is to support the principles of the National
Society Daughters of the American Revolution, whose headquarters is located in
In the past, we have raised money for the purchase of portable baby scales
We held an essay contest to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the
Christopher Columbus Expedition. The Captain Matthew Flinders Chapter supports
the Library of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution by
sending books and journals on Australian genealogy. There is a special emphasis
placed on material which might be pertinent to American migrants to
The Chapter donates genealogical journals and books to the Genealogical
Society of Victoria to help build the base of genealogical materials pertaining
Where possible, the Chapter tries to support some of the National DAR
projects. We send small parcels to the
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National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
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Created: 10 Oct 97
Updated 20 January 2009
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