Australia – 100 years of the Murilla Lodge

Australia - 100 years of the Murilla Lodge

(by Kate McCormack, Chinchilla News, 31st July 2019)


MILES man Ben Rees says he isn’t one for large crowds.
Perhaps that’s part of the reason the farmer and research economist chose to join the Freemasons more than 50 years ago, in 1967.
After all, a well kept secret can’t be protected for long by too many people.
“I wanted to become a part of something bigger than myself,” said Mr Rees, now the Master of the Murilla Masonic Lodge.
Born and raised in Miles, Mr Rees became more heavily involved in “lodge” as the members affectionately call it after returning to the region following a run of bad health in the 80s.
“With life slowing down after raising our children I wanted to find a way to give back to my community again,” he said.
“A lot of people aren’t aware of just how much the Freemasons have provided to Australians over the years because of the humble nature in which the society operates.”
As the Murilla Lodge commemorated 100 years over the weekend, Chinchilla News thought it was the perfect opportunity to…

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