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30-November-2013
30-November-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Peter F Williams

The plaque commemorates 100 years of Freemasonry in Kiama.

Freemasonry is a fraternal organisation that arose from obscure origins in the late 16th to early 17th century. Freemasonry now exists in various forms all over the world, with a membership estimated at around six million. 

The Kiama Masonic Temple was built in 1878 and was originally a Temperance Hall for the Sons and Daughters of Temperance. 

It was sold to the Freemasons in 1908. The Freemasons renovated the property, adding stained glass windows and decorative friezes, removing the gallery and converting the former stage into a supper-room. Lodge Kiama No. 35 has been meeting continuously in the building since 1909.

Location

Address:46 Collins Street, Masonic Temple , Kiama, 2533
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.668842
Long: 150.853261
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1909
Approx. Event End Date:2009

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 4th February, 2009
Front Inscription

         LODGE KIAMA

THIS TABLET COMMEMORATES
100 YEARS OF FREEMASONRY
           In This Building
        4th February 2009

Unveiled By The Grand Master 
UGL Of NSW & ACT
MW Bro. Dr Gregory Levenston

Source: MA,H
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