The man I wrote about here was once a member of the I.O.O.F. Talbrager no. 74 lodge in Dubbo, New South Wales. He was initiated in 1934.
The International Order of Odd Fellows was a fraternal organisation which also provided welfare and insurance such as sick benefits to members. There was also an associated organisation for women named The Rebekahs. Here's the wikipedia entry about the North American organisation which gives a good overview of the general structure and flavour of the organisation.
His ceremonial I.O.O.F. lodge collar looks like this:
It is adorned with a flannel flower motif. This flower has a close association with the State of New South Wales. The background is red coloured silk velvet and the flowers are embroidered in silver bullion wire, and the fringe is also of silver bullion. The edge of the collar is trimmed with repeating I.O.O.F. and triple link motif in silver thread embroidery.
Here is a close view of the embroidery.
The rear of the collar is lined with red coloured leather.
And it comes complete with a lockable leather carrying case.
Some empheral items are also contained in the case including two I.O.O.F. hospital cards:
and usefully a copy of the Triple Links magazine for January 1, 1940.
The magazine includes some advertisements for ceremonial collars, one from David Jones department store:
and from Hordern Bros. Ltd.:
There do not seem to be many of these types of collars still in existence in Australia, but here's one in the collection of the National Museum of Australia.