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Freemasons are attracting younger members thanks to less secrecy and tapping into social media

The historically “secret society” of the Freemasons has been mired in conspiracy theories and controversy for years, but young Australians are looking past that and choosing to become part of the fraternity.

In the past, the Freemasons’ initiation process was highly secretive.

Members had to be approached to join, had to meet certain criteria, and a […]

January 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Gnostic Kabbalah lecture presented by Adam Mistry


A lecture on the Gnostic Kabbalah presented by Adam Mistry from the Australian Gnostic Society presented a lecture on the Kabbalah .
The lecture was presented in the supper room after an historic combined meeting of Duke of Leinster Lodge and Barron Barnet Research Lodge at the Stones Corner Masonic Center, Brisbane on the 19th of […]

September 26th, 2018|Masonic education|

2018 Irish Lodges Night

The Duke of Leinster Lodge hosted this year’s Combined Irish Lodges Night on March 21 at Stones Corner and a great night of Irish Freemasonry was enjoyed by more than sixty brethren and guests.

Bro Jeromy Pollitt from Duke of Leinster Lodge was passed to the second degree with the assistance of officers from Duke […]

March 24th, 2018|2nd, Irish Lodges|

Certificate presentation by the Grand Master to RW Bro Lou Grimshaw

The Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Queensland MW Bro Alan Townson presents a Certificate of Appreciation to RW Lou Grimshaw at the Combined Irish Lodges Night at the Duke of Leinster Lodge on March 21, 2018. The certificate is a small token of gratitude from his fellow brethren for Brother Grimshaw’s […]

March 23rd, 2018|Irish Lodges, Meeting|

Initiation of Bro Scott Barbour

The Duke welcomed Bro Scott Barbour as a candidate for (re)initiation at their October meeting held on October 18, 2017.

Bro Scott was made a Freemason in Moscow and is an ex-member of Aurora Lodge from the Grand Lodge of Russia. Scott is pursuing a career working with large multinational corporations and assisting them navigate […]

October 19th, 2017|1st|

2017 Installation

Worshipful Brother Barry Westphal was installed into the chair of King Solomon to instruct and employ the brethren of the Duke of Leinster for the ensuing year.
This year’s Duke of Leinster Installation was held on Wednesday, July 19 at the Stones Corner Freemason center.
The Lodge was very happy to welcome members of Theodore Unmack […]

July 20th, 2017|Installation|

Christmas party 2014

Brethren of the Duke of Leinster Lodge, ladies and friends celebrate at the Duke’s Christmas party. We wish all of our Brethren in other Lodges a very joyous and safe Christmas. We hope that this Christmas will be a cheerful ending to the year and a great beginning to a happy new one.

December 13th, 2014|Photo|

Bro Chris Potts raised to the sublime degree.

Congratulations to Brother Chris Potts of Duke of Leinster Lodge, raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason, October 15 2014 at Stones Corner Masonic Centre.








October 16th, 2014|3rd, Meeting|

The History of Irish Freemasonry and The Grand Lodge of Ireland

The Grand Lodge of Ireland is the second oldest in the world and the first evidence for its existence comes from the Dublin Weekly Journal of June 26th 1725. The paper describes an event which took place two days previously on June 24th – a meeting of the Grand Lodge of Ireland to install […]

September 16th, 2014|History|

The Early Years

The preliminary meeting to erect a new lodge under the Irish Constitution in Queensland took place on 28 May 1864 which was attended by the following brethren: Thomas Vokes Dudgeon, Alexander Wilson, George Wilkinson, David Elliott and William Higginson. Thomas Vokes Dudgeon was voted to the chair and Bro Higginson was appointed Acting-Secretary.

The following […]

September 15th, 2014|History|