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.
4th May: Batemans Bay D/L tyling at 10.30am. A presentation by the WM
8th May: Mountain Lodge. Hosting a 3rd degree for Lodge Ethos.
13th May: Lodge Coeur de Lion. (No Notice Paper)
19th May: Bega Remembrance tyling at 7.30pm. 2nd degree Bro Jason Janiola
28th May: Eurobodalla D/L.Tyling at 9.30am (No Notice paper)
29th May: Pambula D/L, tyling at 10am. 1st degree exemplification.
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COVID-19 Update - December 2020
By now, most Masonic Lodges have complied with Grand Lodge directions and have reached Stage3 of the required 3 step process to resume regular meetings while still adhereing to the social distancing rules and cleaning requirements.