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 (Info taken from notice papers received):-
21st September: Bega Remembrance, Re-Installation of RW Bro Malcolm Privett. Tyling at 4pm, GL 4.45pm. Representative RW Bro Allan Brown, PAGM, Installing Master W Bro David Porter, GDC RW Bro Kevin Mulcahy
27th September: Eurobodalla D/L tyling at 9.30am
28th September: Pambula D/L tyling at 10am, Election of Officers
1st October: Batemans Bay D/L, tyling at 10.30am Presentation of paper entitled "The Point within a Circle."
5th October: Lodge Coeur de Lion-Naroom #84, 140th Installation with the Grand Master attending. Master Elect Bro Martin de Graaf to be installed by W bro Dale Bell, tyling at 5pm, Visitors 5.15pm and GL at 5.30. FB to follow aith ladies and visitors welcome.
12th October: Mountain Lodge tyling at 7.30pm.
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