Ask any of the 15,000 Freemasons in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory this question, and you’ll probably get 15,000 different answers!
Freemasonry means different things to each member.
A few interesting videos about Freemasonry featuring Benjamin Franklin.
'What is Freemasonry - A Simple Charge To The Fraternity' and 'A Charge with a New Mason'
Freemasonry makes symbolic use of various practices and implements of those guilds from the Middle Ages.
The craftsmen of yesteryear adopted a series of exclusive signs and words to be able to demonstrate
There are a number of Masonic charities actively involved in the care of young people, orphans, the sick, the aged, and those affected by natural disaster.
The actual origins of Freemasonry have been lost in time, but it is known that it arose from the guilds of stonemasons which constructed Europe’s castles and cathedrals during the Middle Ages.
These craftsmen were in possession of highly prized skills in mathematics
Masons usually gather once a month for a daytime or evening meeting lasting two to three hours.
Like any organisation there’s a business element, with minutes, accounts, and plans for upcoming events to be read and discussed among the members.
Freemasons are proud supporters of Surf Life Saving NSW.
Annually, that support is spread across a number of high profile events, including "Beach to Bush" Surf Education Tours, the Surf Rescue Challenge, and the World Surf Boat Championships.
In a world often dictated by hate and segregation, membership of an organisation capable of uniting men of all religions, colours and even accents is more relevant than ever.
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