Freemasonry is
The Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem

The Scriptures record that in his search for the Promised Land the Prophet Moses was greeted with a magnificent view over Canaan as he reached the summit of Mt Nebo during 1,460 BC.

Abbott and Costello exist in the public mind as an almost ‘Siamese twin’ double act.

William Alexander (Bud) Abbott was born in 1895 in New Jersey, into an entertainment family. His father was an advance man for travelling acts and his mother was a bareback horse rider for Ringling Bros circus.

The builder’s square, used as a Craft symbol, is an approximation of a triangle with its apex downwards and base upwards, which is a very ancient symbol of the soul and psychic constitution of man and is known as the water triangle.

The history of the AFL
While many may be unaware, Aussie Rules was formally established in 1858 with the original

concept being organised by a small but professional group of cricket players. The primary purpose was to maintain order, keep up good morale within teams and maintain physical performance during the cricket off season.

The Ghan pauses at Alice Springs while passengers enjoy tours of the local area. Photo by Bahnfrend

The Freemason printed an article in its December 2018 issue on the background of the train known as the Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin. This report is from a member who decided to make the journey.

Cessnock Masnic Centre

Work started last week on the next phase of the restoration work on Cessnock’s Freemasons Hall.

Freemasons supporting the Rural Fire Service

Back in 2016 in a joint effort from the Freemasons from District 11 and Masonicare a mobile coolroom was donated to the local Rural Fire Service.

VW Bro Robert Humphrey and his wife at the Lodge Advance 695 Annual Ball on the 1 June 1963, just two months after being installed as Worshipful Master.

VW Bro Robert Wallace Humphrey is now accustomed to celebrate his birthday. After all he has blown the candles for the 100th time last Saturday, 13 June.


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