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The Lodge of the Golden Fleece meets at East Melbourne on the second Friday of February, March, May, July, September and November.
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The Lodge of the Golden Fleece is number 300 on the register of Freemasons Victoria
Beginning of the Lodge
The Lodge of the Golden Fleece was consecrated on the 13th June 1922 with 26 Foundation Members including M. Wor. Bro. F. T. Hickford, Pro Grand Master and M. Wor. Bro. G. E. Emery. Past Grand Master and Masons under the English, Queensland, New South Wales and Scottish Constitutions. The idea for the lodge orginated with several members of Combermere Lodge No. 752, E.C. which met in Melbourne. They proposed to form a new lodge for Master Masons, who had joined freemasonry before arriving in Melbourne. The Pro Grand Master, M. Wor. Bro. F. T. Hickford was delighted to welcome these freemasons and invited them to form a Lodge under the Victorian Constitution.
The lodge initally met on the fourth Friday in odd months. The aim was to do a limited amount of work, initiating between three and six candidates each year.
From the beginning, the intention was to offer fraternal goodfellowship at the Festive Board and extend a welcome to freemasons arriving in Melbourne. Wor Bro Weston Pett established the orchestra when the lodge was formed in 1922.
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