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· George Furphy Industry. Could this in fact be John Furphy (1842-1920), engineering blacksmith, George was one of his sons.
· Sir Eric Herbert Pearce OBE (1905-1997), broadcaster, entertainer
· William Elliot, pioneer (c1802-1889)
· Sir Henry Somer Harry” Gullett KCMG (1878-1940), farmer, journalist, historian and Cabinet Minister MLA. Official WW1 Correspondent on the Western Front. OR Henry (Harry) Gullett (1837-1914), journalist and politician (or both)
· Sonny Johns Rupanyup 2014 Citizen of the Year
· Sidney Philip “Sid” Patterson aka “Patto” (1927- 1999) cycling
· Charles Heath (1867-1948 ?), Prominent local architect, designed the red brick lodge in Davies Street, Brunswick, which was built by fellow mason W.H. Cooper in 1923 May have designed Cobury soldier's memorial and Town Hall.
· John Brian “Jack” Iverson (1915 – 1973) cricket
· Sir (William) Ian Clunies Ross (1899 – 1959) - science. His Image was on the $50 Australian Bank Note, 1973 until 1992
· Jack Thompson (1922-1992) jockey, Australian Horse Racing Hall of Fame
· Dr. Harvey Eustace Astles (?-?) First President of the Melbourne Savage Club
· William Archibald Borthwick (1924- 2001) MLA was Minister of Lands, Soldier Settlement, Health and Deputy Victorian Premier
· Nicholas Bayly (1770? (1769?)-1823?) ex Lt NSW Corp
· Sir Arthur Dean KC (1893-1970) Justice of the Supreme Court Victoria Chairman of the council of the Presbyterian Ladies' College(1945-58), he oversaw its move from East Melbourne to Burwood. Lecturer and later chancellor of Melbourne University (1954-66)
· George Avery (1925-2006), Olympics
· Bob Haynes commentator
· Walter Burley Griffin
· Sir Kenneth George Luke (1896-1971) manufacturer & football administration Carlton President from 1938 to 1955, VFL President 1956 to 1971. Member Australian Football Hall of Fame. A stand at Waverley Park and Boulevard in Mulgrave are named after him
· Richard Allan “Dick” French (1938-), cricket umpire
· Rear Admiral Brian Tremayne TRELOAR, AO. (7.12.1927 - 14.12.2012) Surgeon, RAN (ret.)
· John Harry Grainger (1854-1917), architect
· George Percy Grainger (1882-1961), musician
· Wallace Telford “Wal” Murray (11 September 1931 – 15 July 2004) NSW Deputy Premier MLA
· Langford Arthur Baker (1859-1935) Headmaster St. Leonard's Grammar School— (1883) Headmaster Sydney Church Of England Grammar School (1890). initiated as a member of Lodge Samaritan in July, 1887,
· John Angus Laird (J.A. Laird,) (1862-?? ) Architect . The architectural firm of Laird and Buchan (originally known as Laird and Barlow) was prolific in Geelong and district in the late 19th and 20th centuries.
· Colonel Sir John William Castine (1846-1939), Politician, member of parliament for 18 years. Helped establish the National Rifle Association.
· Albert Molineux (1832-1908), farmer, editor and promoter of agriculture, instigator of the Central Agricultural Bureau
· Matthew "Matt" Singleton (1927-). Government Minister Joined 195360 Year Jewell holder
· Dudley “Doug” Gordon Padman OBE (1885 - 1970) Mayor of Albury 1939 - 1945. MLA 1947-65
· Gordon Watt, Chief Inspector
· Earl Ronald Owen AO (1934 – 2014) microsurgeon pioneer , co-led the first successful hand transplant
· Sir Andrew Bruce Small (1895–1980) cycling, developed Malvern Star into a household name, Mayor of the City of the Gold Coast, MLA
· Lionel Edmund Rose MBE (1948-2011) Former multiple world boxing champion, first Indigenous Australian named Australian of the Year.
· Robert “Bobby” Baddeley Simpson AO (1936-) cricket
· William (Billy) Lloyd Murdoch (1854/5 –1911), cricket Australian Second Test Captain in 1882
· James Hardie (1851-1920), businessman founder Hardie Industries
· Albert "Tibby" Cotter (1883–1917) State and International cricket the best fast bowler through the first decade of the 20th century he had a reputation for breaking stumps. Served at Gallipoli, shot and died at Beersheba WW1. WW2 soldiers visited his grave in Palestine “the most noted Australian cricketer killed in the last war”
· Sir Alexander Hamilton Sea Lord. He commanded the Australian navy from 1918-20.This may be Sir Louis Henry Keppel Hamilton KCB, DSO, RN (31 December 1890 – 27 June 1957) During his early career he was generally known as L. H. Keppel Hamilton. I am starting to suspect Denslow was in error with this entry or used an incorrect descriptor.
· Neville Wran (1926-2014) Premier NSW
· Charles George "Charlie" Macartney (1886 –1958) Australian cricketer who played in 35 Tests between 1907 and 1926. He was known as "The Governor-General"
· Ian David Craig OAM (1935-2014), youngest ever captain of the Australian Cricket team
· Leslie Arthur “Les” Slee (1928-1990) world champion axeman. Initiated 28 Nov 1980 in Lodge Belfied No 855 GLNSW & ACT
· Canon Farr MA looks to be George Henry Farr (1819-1904), Anglican clergyman and schoolmaster
· Victor Thomas Trumper (1877- 1915) cricket
· Lou Richards, football
· Harry Beitzel (1927-), football
· Ron Barassi , Victorian Rules Football legend.
· Bob Pratt (1912-2001), football
· Brighton Diggins football
· Sid Sewell
· Richard Sylvannus "Dick" Reynolds (1915-2002) Essendon Football Club Reynolds is one of four footballers to have won three Brownlow Medals
· Howard Okey (12 February 1906 - 3 March 1985) Essendon Footballer.
· Mr. J. W. Tolmie, Gippsland Pioneer PM Duke of Abercorn Lodge Bacchus Marsh
· Sir Howard Florey, medicine (1898 –1968) was an Australian pharmacologist and pathologist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Sir Ernst Boris Chain and Sir Alexander Fleming for his role in the making of penicillin.
· Colonel Lawrence (Laurie) James Newell AM CStJ QPM ED, (1920-2011), Deputy Police Commissioner, soldier, Chair CFA (VIC) 1978-?, Community Leader. commanded the search for Prime Minister Harold Holt
· Stuart Laing Mock (1936-2012), local business & sportsman. President of the Jersey Cattle Clubs Association of Victoria, Rodney Shire Council (1973-83; president 1977-78).
· Neil Roberts football
· John Trevor Patten, known professionally as Johnny Jarrett (1936-), boxer claimed as first Australian Aboriginal Freemason
· Arch Oliver (1920-2004) professor of Civil and Mechanical University of Tasmania, helped found the school of Engineering at UTAS
· Beaumont Arnold Moulden (1849-1926) lawyer and politician, SA MLA the Palmerton suburb of Moulden is named after him Attorney-General of South Australia from 1889 to 1890.
· Harold Hubert Salisbury (1915–1991), South Australian Police Commissioner, sacked from Office.
· Thomas William Blake, JP, Councilor (1938-1950) and Mayor of Preston, 1945/1946
· James Page, originator of the Volunteer Movement when war with Russia Declared 1854
· James Larra (James Lara) (1749-1839), Jewish emancipist and merchant” certainly the most prominent Jew in the earliest years of the colony”On 12 December 1787, aged 38, he was sentenced to death at the Old Bailey for having stolen a tankard worth £5, sentence commuted to transportation, and he arrived with the Second Fleet in June 1790 in the Scarborough. Opened one of the first legal pubs in Australia “The Freemasons Arms”
· William Kerr (1812-1859), journalist, founded the Melbourne ArgusKerr Street, Fitzroy is named after him.He was Grand Master of the Loyal Orange Order. Could this be William Warren Kerr CMG, CBE (1864-1949), Chairman of the State Savings Bank of Victoria, president of the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce in 1916. chairman of the Royal Commission on taxation. It was he who was mainly responsible for amalgamation of State and Federal taxation systems. Mayor of Kew
· J.F.Taylor (?-?) member first South Australian Lodge, Hand of Friendship EC No.613 . A street in Adelaide is named after him
· Daniel Wakefield (?-?) member first South Australian Lodge, Hand of Friendship EC No.613 . A street in Adelaide is named after him
· G F Angas, one of the Fathers and Founders of South Australia Less likely to be George French Angas (1822-1886), naturalist and painter but more likely to be George Fife Angas (1789-1879), merchant, banker, landowner and philanthropist. MLC Angastown SA is named after him, he donated land to several public institutions including building the freemasons hall.
· Archibald Cooke (?-1883), first initiate in South Australia on 25 March 1856. Possibly the same man “Archibald Cooke, an early pastoralist. He died at Strathalbyn in 1883'
· Frederick Foote Turner (?-1908) Attorney-General, Commissioner of Trade.
· George Reibey & James Reibey, sons of Mary Reibey, now pictured on the $20 Australian Bank note and closely associated with the establishment of Australia’s first bank. Both initiated in The Lodge of Australia
· Rev. F Poole , M.A.
· Rev. Frederic Slaney Poole (1845-1936) ,
· Bob Skilton (1983-)footballone of only four players to have won the Brownlow Medal three times
· Albert Lachlan (1877-1955) journalist, attended the opening of the first Federal parliament, was one of the earliest members of the parliamentary press gallery. Relieving editor for the Argus and was another example of erroneous ideas on Freemasonry; he was catholic,
· Colonel Ferdinand Henry Wright (?-?) served as a Captain with the 14th Infantry Battalion. After landing on Gallipoli on Anzac Day 1915 he was seriously wounded and invalided home to Australia. 1921 to 1951 Wright was Consul for the Netherlands in Victoria
· Rev J H Raverty, Anglican Church Leader, Grand Chaplain. Might be Rev Joseph Horace (1890-1956) who served as Army Chaplain
· Graham Vivian “Polly” Farmer MBE (1935-), footballer
· Henry Curtis (John Henry Benedict) (Revd. J. H. A.; Henry Anselm CURTIS, O.S.B.; OSB; J. H. B. CURTIS) (1829-1909) Singer, "leader of Gregorian chanting", singing master, Benedictine monk .A Headmaster of Lyndhurst College, around 1863-64 he entered sexual relationship with the college housekeeper that lasted 8 months, and ended with him renouncing his vows and eloping with the woman to Melbourne. There, as J. H. B. Curtis, he became a highly respected citizen, and prominent freemason, and secretary of The Athenaeum ClubNote, he is mentioned here as an Oddfellow and here a Druid
· Thomas Boulton [Bolton] Early NSW Settler or convict in Sydney Initiated 1820 in Sydney
· John Allan Edmonds (1884-1948) President Boorowa Council
· William (Bill) Berry, Mayor of Brighton Liberal Candidate 1914 election
· James Stephens (Stevens) (1821-1889), Trade Unionist, Champion of the 8 hour day, Melbourne Lodge of the Operative Mason or Victorian Operative Masons' Society later Friendly Society of Operative Stonemasons (These all appear to be Unions rather than Speculative Masonic Lodges
· William Chapman (1820-1887), musician and composer
· Possible; William Hance, Organist, organ keeper, organ builder Arrived Hobart, 26 September 1823 (per Mariner) Died Hobart, 10 October 1842, aged 50 In 1832 he was building an organ for one of Hobart's Masonic lodges, the first documented instance of an organ being built in the colonies
· Possible Major John W Hamilton, DSO, B.E., A.M.I.C.E.
· Frederick George Usher (1863-1941), one of the Founders of the Freemasons Hospital. Past Master Citizens Masonic Lodge and its treasurer for 31 years
· Frederick Band ( 1859 - ?) Jeweler. Joined Unity and Prudence Lodge in 1891, Master of the Geelong Lodge in 1910-11
· David Mack (1859-1925) well known Courser and Judge of Coursing. PM of St. Andrew's and St. George's Lodges.
· James Egan JP of Donnybrook, businessman
· Dr Alfred W F Noyes (C1834 -1902). Hospital surgeon at Deniliquin for over 45 years. Early Mayor Deniliquin. A monument to him stands at Cressy & End Streets, Deniliquin, 2710 Only MUIOOF is mentioned specifically and mentions of him being a Freemason are possibly mistaken
· William James (1854-1897), Bendigo Councilor.
· Thomas Bragg (1856-1921) innovative farmer & Dubbo Pioneer.
· Hubert William Verco (famous boxer known by the name of ‘Soldier Thompson’), Lodge Thespian No 256 NSW
· A C Lowe, Grand Master Tasmania 1951-52
· Rickman Penny Furmage (1892-1975?), business owner and manager, father founded R P Furmage Pty Ltd which he Rickman inherited, street named after him. Grand Master Tasmania 1953-54
· Major Sir Robert Webster CMG DSO MC (1891–1981) , business leader and university chancellor, a WWI veteran; and in succession general manager, managing director and chairman of Bradmill Industries and Chancellor of the University of New South Wales. Member AIF Memorial Lodge No.289
· Flying Officer William “Bill” Lickiss QGM (1924 – 1993), a WWII veteran and Queensland Parliamentarian 1963-1989; Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party 1983-1986. Attorney-General. Member AIF Memorial Lodge No.289
· Major Hugh George McCullough (1907-1969) army officer
· Raymond Eric “Ray” Fisher MSM (1894-1965) businessman and co-founder “Uncle Bobs Club” est 1942 which supports the Childrens Hospital, Melbourne The founders of the Uncle Bobs Club, Alf Clark, Ray Fisher, Jock McAdam and Clarrie Williams
· John Job Crew Bradfield (1867-1943), civil engineer. Initiated into United Tradesman’s Lodge (Ipswich) in 1889. Bradfield was engineer responsible for the construction of both the Story Bridge and the Sydney Harbour Bridge along with numerous other engineering marvels
· Thomas Austin (1815-1817) In 1859 imported ten pairs of rabbits which he released on his property Barwon Park. Member Unity and Prudence Lodge in Victoria.
· Major Thomas Shuldham O’Halloran CMG (1797-1870), pioneer and first SA Police Commissioner in 1838, Past Master Lodge of True Brotherhood No 1210 EC (India)Sadly, led “punitive expeditions” against Indigenous Australians and was at the centre of the “Maria controversy” where a drumhead court executed 2 aboriginals.
· Sir Henry Edward Fox Young KCMG (1803-1870) colonial administrator. Governor of South Australia (1848-1854). First Governor of Tasmania (1855 – 1861)
· William “Ben” “Big Ben” Benjaim Rounsevell, (1841-1923) Politician and racing and coursing identity, pastoralist, businessman. Colonial Treasurer in South Australia President Royal Agricultural Society, Gleneig Mayor MLA
· Sir Alfred Stephen GCMG CB PC (1802-1894), chief justice and legislator. MLC
· Sir Percy Claude Spender KCVO KBE KC QC (1897 1985), was an Australian politician, diplomat and judge. Federal Treasurer & Government Minister. The Colombo Plan— was initially called the ‘Spender Plan’. Vice-president (1950-51) of the fifth General Assembly of the United Nations, ANZUS advocate and ambassador to USA MLA
· Mr. William Henville Burford, (1807–1895) manufacturer and politician. MLA
· Michael Clements (1857-1936), President Shire of Moorabbin 1905-06, 1923-25. Initiated into the Freemasons, Moorabbin Lodge in 1902, PM that Lodge and also Foundation Master Ensign Lodge
· Canon Thomas Jones (?-1918), a Church of England cleric regarded as the father of the church in Queensland;
· Dr H K Porter (not the printer from WA)