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Francis Greenway, the son of a family of highly renowned architects and designers in England, was convicted of forgery and in 1812 was transported to the colony of NSW for seven years.

The Tank Stream, another of Sydney’s hidden secrets, has played a role in every part of our urban water cycle, from a drinking water source to a sewer and now, part of our stormwater system.

The Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution (RFBI) has been providing practical help to those in need since its formation in 1880.

Edmund Barton, Prime Minister of Australia from 1901 to 1903, was born in the Sydney suburb of Glebe on 18 January 1849 and was nicknamed Toby. He was educated at Fort Street Model School and Sydney Grammar.

The name Thomas Dunckerley would not register with many Freemasons as a person of importance but his role in the Craft had a major bearing on what we enjoy today.

Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was an English statesman, soldier, author, journalist and artist but was better known as the Prime Minister of England during World War II.

It is unlikely that you or I will get a dish named after us and even if we do we may be forgotten long before the dish is consigned to history. Here are some dishes that have stood the test of time.

Unless of course, you look at symbolism by different Worshipful Masters where the WM in Washington wears a top hat and the WM in Texas wears a 10-gallon stetson.


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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