Richard Godson and the Foundation of the Australian Masonic Lodge of Fidelity No. 267, Irish Constitution, Sydney, 1843
An illustrated transcript of a talk delivered on 27 July, 2017
by Wayne McPhee, Benjamin Wharton
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In the lead up to the celebrations of the 175th Anniversary of the Australian Lodge of Fidelity, No. 101 of the United Grand Lodge of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, McPhee and Wharton, both members of this lodge, presented a talk on its foundation in 1843 as the Australian Masonic Lodge of Fidelity, No. 267 of the Irish Constitution. This is the illustrated transcript of the talk which explores how this early colonial Sydney Lodge came in to being, centered on the arrival, and the life of its Foundation Master, Brother Richard Godson. "He has been referred to in the past as having been the ‘constant Guardian of the Lodge,’ . . . as having been foundation master of two lodges, restoring the Warrant of Australian Social Lodge No. 260, holding office in Provincial Grand Lodge of Ireland, and was First Principle in Fidelity’s Royal Arch Chapter, our Brother Richard Godson can be remembered as having been a valuable contributor to establishing and maintaining Freemasonry in New South Wales."