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The man believed to have been the first Freemason to have set foot in Australia and who helped arrange the ill-fated expedition of Captain William Bligh which led to the famous mutiny on the Bounty,…

Joseph Brant - a masonic legend

Monday, 01 October 2007
The story of Joseph Brant, the Mohawk American Indian who fought for the Loyalists during the American War of Independence has been retold by the Iroquois peoples of the Six Nations and American Freemasons for…
Researching Thomas Telford, who had been such a well-known member of a Lodge in Shropshire, I was surprised that virtually nothing had been written about his Masonic activities.  In A History of Craft Freemasonry in…
Sir John Soane (1753–1837) symbolises Britain’s architectural heritage of the late Georgian period at its best – the end of which coincided with his death in 1837. It is a period that gave England some…
Four good reasons to join this Order are put forward by John Hamill In line with the fashion of the day, I should perhaps begin with a declaration of interest. At the age of 23,…
Masonry has always been attractive to Jews – there were Jewish Freemasons in England before the premier Grand Lodge, and the closeness of this connection still exists. Many of my friends are active in both…
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has handed down a landmark judgment under Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights – prohibition of discrimination – in an application involving public appointments brought…
Over two hundred academics and Masonic researchers attended the first International Conference on the History of Freemasonry held at Freemasons’ Hall, Edinburgh, over the last weekend in May The conference patrons were the Grand Master…
Historic: a man of solid foundations The remarkable career of scientist, philanthropist and Freemason, Henry S. Wellcome, is revealed by Yasha Beresiner Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936) was a remarkable man with many facets to his complex…
On a cold February morning in 1940 I was born the fourth child of a Regimental Sergeant-Major stationed at Catterick camp in Yorkshire. He was also a life-long Salvationist. He became a Freemason many years…
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