Queensland/Australia – Isis Masonic Lodge opens for heritage festival


Queensland/Australia - Isis Masonic Lodge opens for heritage festival

(by Emma Turnbull, BundabergNow, 18 May 2022)

 

Isis Masonic Lodge is a grand, two-storey building with a rich and long-standing history in the Childers community. The temple is home to the Freemasons who opened their doors to the community during the Childers Heritage Weekend on Saturday.

Wayne Thompson and Greg Goding are both part of five generations of Isis Masonic Lodge families.

They are proud of not only their family heritage but also the community spirit that has helped shape the fraternal organisation over the past 125 years.

“Opening up to the community has helped us take away the ‘secret society’ saying,” Wayne said.

“We are a society and we have secrets, but we are not a ‘secret society’. The Isis Masonic Lodge was listed on the Queensland Heritage Register on 28 April 2000.

“We have foundation members since 1895, my great-grandfather was a foundation member, then my grandfather, my father, myself, and my son.

“So for five generations or 125 years the Thompsons have been unbroken in…

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Queensland/Australia - Isis Masonic Lodge opens for heritage festival

 

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