Historical millstones

Reading Time: 4 minutes Director of Special Projects John Hamill wonders if resources spent on maintaining masonic buildings would be better used elsewhere Recently I was accused of betraying my principles as a historian and supporter of the preservation of our masonic heritage. I had had the temerity to suggest that, sadly, there were times when we had to … Read more

Tracing New Zealand’s Masonic Roots

Reading Time: 5 minutes Roger Marjoribanks looks to his family tree to follow the masonic life of Stewart Marjoribanks and his role in the creation of New Zealand as we know it today In New Zealand, many of Wellington’s citizens will be aware of a perfectly ordinary road called Majoribanks Street running out of town from Courtenay Place. They … Read more

The Siege of Ascalon

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Seige of Ascalon – 1153 By Stephen Dafoe Excerpted from the book Nobly Born: An Illustrated History of the Knights Templar On 25 January 1153 the Commander of the City of Jerusalem, along with the ten knights under his command, was guarding the True Cross as an army of Templars, Hospitallers, seculars and ecclesiastics … Read more