HAGSOC Monthly Meeting; Freemasonry in the Australian Military Forces
1 May 2012 8:00pm - 9:30pm
- Neighbourhood Hall, Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton St, Cook, ACT 2613
- Australian Capital Territory
- Cost: Free - visitors welome
Neil Morse: Freemasonry in the Australian Military Forces
At the monthly meeting of The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra on Tuesday 1 May 2012 at 8pm at the Neighbourhood Hall, Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton Street Cook (6251 7004) our guest speaker will be Mr Neil Morse. Neil’s topic will be: Freemasonry in the Australian Military Forces
In 1797 three Freemasons, members of the New South Wales Corps, petitioned the Grand Lodge of Ireland to form a lodge in ‘the settlement of New South Wales’. That Grand Lodge deferred a decision – and hasn’t revisited the matter! Since that time there have been meetings in unexpected places when Australian masons have gathered together outside of their military duties. The presentation will concentrate on masonic activities during the major conflicts of the 20th century.
Neil Wynes Morse is an independent researcher currently occupied with the preparation of a bibliography of the 19th century Australian masonic press.
There is no charge for attending the monthly meeting and visitors are welcome.
The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc was founded in 1964 ‘to promote and encourage the study and preservation of family history, genealogy, heraldry and allied subjects, and to assist members and others in research in these areas.’ The Society is run entirely by volunteers, who give generously of their time, expertise and goodwill to provide a service for all members.