Click on Lodge name for details of time and place.

As from September 2013 the NSW Masonic jurisdiction was reduced from 11 to 4 regions, each headed by a Regional Grand Counsellor. The distribution of districts in each region is intended to achieve a balance of city and country lodges in each district. Given theat the majority of the population live on or near the coast this goal is difficult to attain.

This mud map shows each region with the various Masonic meeting places highlighted. Further detailed info can be found on the Region 4 web site at

http://masonsr4.com

regions

As from 10th September 2014 the number of Districts in New South Wales was reduced from 63 to 34. The new Districts in each Region are shown in the following table along with the Meeting Places in each District. The newly appointed District Grand Inspectors of Workings term of office is 2 years from 10th September 2014:-

Regions and Districts
Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 4
District 11 (9 lodges) District 21 (7 lodges) District 31 (11 lodges) District 41 (3)
Eltham Gosford Basin View Balranald
Lismore Toukley Berry Griffith
Byron Bay Wyong Milton (To 49A March 2019) Leeton
Tweed Heads District 22 (10) Nowra District 42 (4)
District 12 (12) Atarmon Kiama Albury
Bellingen Northbridge Bulli Deniliquin
Macksville Balgowlah Wollongong Jerilderie
Coffs Harbour Collaroy District 32 (9) Mulwala
Woolgoolga Mosman Ambarvale District 43 A & B (9)
Grafton District 23 (12) Camden Temora
Maclean Willoughby Moss Vale West Wyalang
District 13 (12) Lindfield Picton Adelong
Laurieton Turramurra District 33 (10) Gundagai
Forster District 24 (10) Fairfield Wagga Wagga
Gloucester Epping Liverpool Murrumburrah
Taree Hunter's Hill Auburn Yass
Wingham Ryde Guilford Young
Kempsey Concord West District 34 A & B (13) District 44 (5)
Port Macquarie District 25 & 25A (9) Hurlstone Park Condobolin
Wauchope Castle Hill Petersham Forbes
South West Rocks Blacktown Padstow Parkes
District 14 (10) District 26 (10) District 35 (8) Peak Hill
New Lambton South Windsor Oatley Tullamore
Wallsend Lawson Bexley District 45 (8)
Nelson Bay Orchard Hills District 36 (7) BlackheatKatoombah
Tea Gardens District 27 (4) Helensburgh Bathurst
District 15 (9) Cobar Cronulla Oberon
Cessnock Nungan Sutherland Portland
East Maitland Bourke District 37 (10) Lithgow
Maitland Broken Hill Bondi District 47 (7)
Paxton District 28 (6) Double Bay Goulburn
Weston Gulgong Kensington Taralga
Muswellbrook Mudgee District 38 (12) Mawson ACT
Scone Dubbo Sydney Masonic Club District 48 (8)
Singleton Geurie Sydney Masonic Centre Mawson ACT
District 16 (7) Narromine District 39 (14) Braidwood
Toronto   Sydney Masonic Centre Queanbeayan
Belmont     District 49 A& B (8)
Morisset   Unallocated (1) Bega B
District 17 (3)   Lodge of Transition Bombala B
Moree     Cooma B
Narrabri     Pambula B
Lightning Ridge     Batemans Bay A
District 18 (10)     Moruya A
Inverell Armidale      Milton A (From March 2019)
Glen Innes      
Guyra      
Uralla      
Manilla      
Tamworth      
8 Districts and 72 Lodges 8 Districts and 68 Lodges 9 Districts and 85 Lodges 9 Districts and 61 Lodges

 

gcapesigThe beautiful Sapphire Coast stretches from Eden to Bermagui with Merimbula and Pambula almost in the centre. The beaches and the area attract thousands of visitors every year. There is an airport, two hospitals and three Craft Lodges.


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Located some 50 kms north of the Victorian border on the beautiful Sapphire Coast of South-East NSW, and only 5 kms South of Merimbula which the center of this major tourist area

Pambula was discovered, by the white people that is, by George Bass on 18 December 1797. The resident Aborigines referred to it as Pambula, meaning "two waters", a name reflecting an harmonious relationship with the environment. It became popular for a very lucrative off-shore industry, whaling, as part of the Imlay Brothers empire at Twofold Bay in the early 1800's

It has also been a rich farming area, gold mining until cyanide became too expensive for dissolving the quartz, maize growing, oats, horses and now it is a quiet little village with craft shops and several historic buildings of which our Masonic Lodge is one. Pambula has a small population of around 1,500 and can be referred to nowadays as a quiet little rural town on what used to be a bend in the Princes Highway. While the town may not abound in great architectural treasures, it does have surviving cottages and buildings that are authentically colonial.

Perhaps the most historic building is the house which Syms Covington built. As an 18 year old, he sailed with Charles Darwin as a cabin boy and ship's fiddler on the "Beagle". He emigrated to Australia in 1840 and took up residence in Pambula as the local Postmaster. His house was at one time the doctor's residence and is now a quality restaurant.

The Lodge was originally the Pambula School which comprised one room. The building is quite small and is no longer used for lodge meetings as extensions were added years later to house the temple and a large South. The original school house was built on the river flats and the flood of 1870 made the building uninhabitable so the children were transferred to a room at the rear of Mrs Baddeley's tannery. Because of strong community support, a new school on a site opposite the Court House was completed in 1872. The contractors guaranteed that the eighteen inch rubble walls would "withstand the strongest winds". Unfortunately,  there was no guarantee that the school system would withstand the turbulence buffeting educational circles - dissention was not confined to Pambula.

merimbula_aerial

 

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