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The plaque commemorates the first Masonic Ceremony.

On 2nd November 1816, the corner stone of Masonic Brother John Piper`s house at Eliza Point (now Point Piper), Sydney, was laid with Masonic ceremonial by Lodge 227. The Lodge was constituted in a glade, following which the members proceeded to the scene of the ceremony. Corn was scattered, wine and oil poured.

The Masonic Master struck the foundation stone three strokes of his mallet, and the sum of £6.14s.0d. was collected and laid upon the stone for the poor and needy. The thirty two Masonic brethren taking part in the ceremony included personnel of the 46th and 39th Regiments, and a number of local brethren listed as members of Lodge No.227.


Address:Wunulla & New South Head Roads, Rose Bay Police Station, Point Piper, 2027
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.869855
Long: 151.252536
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1816
Approx. Event End Date:1816


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1985
Source: H,MA
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