The Orphans Club

The Savage Club was established in London in 1857 … a band of authors, artists, musicians, singers and dancers formed the club after meeting during leisure hours … well known members have included WS Gilbert, Mark Twain, Albert Chevalier and several members of royalty … the club was named after Richard Savage who was a shady satirical poet … he died in 1743 after a chequered career, more than a century before the Savage Club was born … Savage Club New Zealand began in Dunedin in 1885 … they grew rapidly and when they reached 5,000 members, they capped their membership, resulting in a breakaway club – The Orphans Club being formed … there are 24 Savage and Orphans Clubs throughout New Zealand under the auspices of the Association of Kindred Clubs Incorporated … clubs around the country use the many and varied talents of their members to bring enjoyment to people in retirement homes and at other functions … refer to this article for more detail

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See also the SAVAGE club

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