On the Foundations and Legacy of Quatuor Coronati Lodge of Research

Reading Time: 31 minutes ON THE FOUNDATIONS AND LEGACY OF QUATUOR CORONATI LODGE OF RESEARCH. by Bro. Bob James Discovery Lodge of Research UGL of NSW & ACT, Australia   Introduction: This essay is concerned with Masonic historical research and with one particular research lodge. My reasons for closely examining the first years of this lodge, Quatuor Coronati or ‘Four … Read more

Sir William J Clarke – First Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Victoria

Reading Time: 4 minutes The foundation stone of the Freemasons Hall in Melbourne was laid by him in March 1885, the finished building being consecrated by him to Masonic purposes in March 1887. In 1889 he became the very first Most Worshipful Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Victoria, an amalgamation of the three bodies that had operated at that time under their own constitutions. In 1885 he had largely financed the building of the Freemasons’ Hall at 25 Collins Street.

John McDouall Stuart: Freemason and Australia’s greatest inland explorer – Freemasonry Today

Reading Time: 5 minutes John McDouall Stuart: Freemason and Australia’s greatest inland explorer The heart of Australia Freemason John McDouall Stuart is considered to be Australia’s greatest inland explorer. Kevin L Gest uncovers his intrepid career For a Freemason to have a small town named after him would be seen as an honour. That another Freemason should erase that name from … Read more

THE FIVE NOBLE ORDERS OF ARCHITECTURE

Reading Time: 6 minutes THE FIVE NOBLE ORDERS OF ARCHITECTURE   By: Perce J. George – Brother Perce George is a member of Mannum Lodge #97, Grand Lodge of South Australia. Our rituals, as a general rule are reasonably straight forward and self explanatory, but on occasion some matters are only touched upon briefly and in consequence, can leave one … Read more

Freemasonry: Lyrics of Masonic Songs

Reading Time: 5 minutes Festive Board Eternal Father Eternal father, strong to save Whose arms hath bound the restless wave, Who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep It’s own appointed limits keep. O hear us when we cry to the For those in peril on the sea. O Trinity of love and power Our Brethren shield in dangers hour, From … Read more