Eden-Monaro covers an area of approximately 29,499 sq km from Queanbeyan to South Durras in the north, south to the Victorian border, extending to the southern and eastern borders of the Australian Capital Territory.
Products / industries of the area include timber, beef cattle, sheep and wool, dairy farming, dairy products and mixed farming. The Snowy Mountains hydro-electric scheme, snowfields and tourism are important industries for this division. It is one of the largest electoral regions in New South Wales stretching from the snowfields of Kosciusko to the sapphire waters of the Far South Coast. It also home to 7 Masonic Lodges which meet at Masonic Centres in Cooma, Bombala, Bateman's Bay, Moruya, Bega and Pambula in what is known as District 49 from 10th September 2014. These Lodges were formerly contained in two districts, 105 and 114 under the jurisdiction of the United Grand Lodge of NSW and ACT. See "Regions and Districts" in the main menu to the left. At the June 2016 Grand Communication it was announced that District 49 would split into two areas each with a DGIW in view of the geographical size of the total area and the time and risks taken visiting distant Lodges especially at night. The new districts are 49A in the North with 3 Lodges and 49B with 4 Lodges in the South. This change came into effect at the September 2016 Grand Communication and Proclamation. At the March 2019 Communication, Lodge Milton was added to 49A.
Fraternal Notices (taken from notice papers received):-
Vale W Bro Robert (Bob) Rudd, fatally injured in a single motor vehicle accident near Wapengo last Tuesday 11th June. Arrangements will be posted here when known. Sincere condolences to Karen and family. SMIB.
28th June: Eurobodalla D/L tyling at 9.30am
29th June: Pambula D/L tyling at 10am. Extended lecture of 1st degree Tracing Board, depending on numbers attending.
2nd July: Batemans Bay D/L tyling at 10.30am
5th July: Cooma Monaro tyling at 7.30pm
8th July: Lodge Milton tyling at 5pm
11th July: Coeur de Lion tyling at 6.30pm
13th July: Mountain Lodge tyling at 7.30pm
17th July: Bega Remembrance.
26th July: Eurobodalla D/L tyling at 9.30am
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