Duke of Leinster Lodge No. 363 Irish Constitution
Date of Warrant - 7th November 1855
meets at Illingworth Masonic Hall,
Goodwood, South Australia
Illingworth Masonic Hall,
Hampton Street South, Goodwood,
the Lodge's new home, from mid 2002
The Lodge meets on the first
Tuesday of each month at Illingworth Masonic Hall, Hampton Street
South, GOODWOOD, South Australia. Stated Communications usually
commence at 7.15 pm.
Illingworth Hall phone number
(for emergencies): (08) 8373 1285
Master - P Seaton
Secretary: - S Spence
16 Gayundah Crescent,
O'SULLIVAN BEACH, South Australia 5166
The Lodge is unique in South
Australia. As a constituent Lodge of the Grand Lodge of Ireland the
Irish Ritual is used. This is the only Australian lodge still
holding allegiance to the Grand Lodge of Ireland.
Friendly relationships are
maintained with Lodges and members of the sister Constitution of
Leinster Lodge #363 first met on Tuesday 4 March
1856 under Warrant dated 7 November 1855 from the Grand
Lodge of Ireland and signed by the MW Grand Master, the
3rd Duke of Leinster. Richard McClure was foundation
Master. Other leading early members were William
Fiveash, JT Bagot, JP Boucaut and WN Crowder.
meeting was held at Robert Ramsay's
Hotel in King William Street, Adelaide. The
Lodge met at the
Freemasons Tavern in Pirie Street for 10 years
from 1857, and in 1867 moved to purpose built Masonic
accommodation at the
Alfred Masonic Hall in Waymouth Street. The
Lodge continued at the
Alfred Masonic Hall until 1970, then met at
Edwardstown 1970 - 2002, finally moving to
Hall in Goodwood.
Alone of all
the Irish Constitution lodges, Duke of Leinster Lodge
retained its allegiance to the Grand Lodge of Ireland on
the formation of the new Grand Lodge of South Australia
celebrated 150 years of working in March 2006.
Richard McClure, first WM
Irish Freemasonry in South Australia
Within a few years following the formation of the Duke of Leinster
Lodge nine other Irish Constitution lodges were formed in South
|Perseverance No. 406
first met at Salisbury in 1859. Dormant by 1865|
|East Torrens Lodge of
Faith No. 408 first met in 1860 with James Penn Boucaut as first
Master at the Bath Hotel, Norwood, later at the Maid and Magpie
Hotel, Stepney before moving to Masonic accommodation. In 1884
became the Lodge of Faith No. 9, SAC. Now part of Lodge Pentalpha
|Lodge of Light No. 410
met for its first 20 years in the Sir John Franklin Hotel, Kapunda.
The first meeting was in 1860. Now No. 11 SAC.|
|Corinthian Lodge No.
412 met in Goolwa 1868-72. Revived as No. 34 SAC in 1884 and
still working. |
|Penola No. 415 worked
for 10 years from 1869. Dormant by 1881. Richard McClure was
first Master. |
|Lodge of St John No.
416 first met in 1870 at Auburn. In 1884 it became No.17 SAC.
Ceased working 1896 |
|Mostyn No. 455.
Founded in 1871 with William Barlow as first Master. Became No.
18 SAC in 1884. Still working, as Mostyn Goodwood and Loyalty
Lodge No. 18 SAC. |
|Kincraig Lodge No. 457
met in Kincraig adjacent to Naracoorte between 1875 and 1881. |
|Wooroora Lodge No. 461
(now No. 21 SAC) has met in Riverton since 1878. |
Grand Lodge of Ireland, South Australia, first met 18 April 1860
with John Tuthill Bagot as Provincial Grand Master. It last met 5
June 1888. The second and final Provincial Grand Master (W J
Crawford) died 20 January 1896.
"One Hundred and
Twenty-five Years of Irish Freemasonry in South Australia" by VW
Bro AM Cam.
|Irish Lodges and the
development of Freemasonry in Australia:
"The Irish Connection" - a brief Australian Masonic History
by the late W Bro Ron Cook tells how Australian Freemasonry
commenced with the military lodges holding travelling Warrants from
the Grand Lodge of Ireland.
CLICK HERE for a more detailed article.
Eight Irish lodges were
formed in the Ballarat Goldfields region commencing with Buninyong
Lodge in 1858.
Here is a list.
Freemasonry in New Zealand
was founded from Australia. The oldest Lodge in NZ, Lodge Ara
#348, continues to operate under the Grand Lodge of Ireland, in
Provincial Grand Lodge of New Zealand.
|Royal Arch Chapter:
Associated with the Lodge is
the Duke of Leinster Royal Arch Chapter
and Mark Master Masons Lodge #363, meeting at
Illingworth Masonic Hall, Goodwood SA on the third Wednesday
of each month (the Mark in odd months and Chapter in even
months). The Chapter has met since October 1856.
Sydney there is another
- Leinster Marine Royal Arch Chapter No. 266, meeting in even
months - 4th Tuesdays 7.30pm Feb, June, Aug, Oct - 2nd Sat 10am
Street, Hurlstone Park NSW
No. 85 meets in Launceston, Tasmania.
Esdras Council No.90
meets in Williamstown, Melbourne
Grand Lodge of
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Grand Lodges in
Australia and NZ
of Research No. CC
Lodge Ireland 2000
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