Freemasons in Far North Queensland form part of a wider group of like-minded men carrying on the legacy of those before them.
Freemasonry is an international movement with over six million members worldwide. We follow a centuries-old tradition that started with the guilds of stonemasons in medieval times and evolved into an influential organisation that welcomed a broader membership in the 1700s in England. Today, Freemasonry is more relevant than ever, giving men support to navigate changing times and become the best they can be.
Gone are the days when Freemasonry was shrouded in secrecy. Instead, today Freemasons are known for being upstanding men with a desire to better themselves and make a difference.
Freemasons of the modern day come from all walks of life, backgrounds, age groups and religions. Following in the traditions and teachings of their founding fathers, they work together to better themselves and give back the wider community.
Many of the world’s greatest thinkers and doers have been Freemasons. Australia’s most notable Freemasons include:
Freemasonry, as we know it today, is said to have begun in the middle ages when stone masons came together to test and develop their skills while setting up rules by which to abide by. Initiation ceremonies were held to admit new members where they would swear to live by these codes.
It is founded on a system of knowledge that uses many ancient symbols and stories to pass on its humanitarian values and timeless wisdom.
The tradition provides values that transcend materialism and complement the codes of all great faiths.
Built on the idea that all men are equal, Freemasons have always prided themselves on being fair, inclusive and tolerant. Similarly, self-improvement and providing support to community initiatives are central to Freemasonry.
Adult men of all ages, races, occupations and political and religious persuasions are welcome. The only requirements are that they are law-abiding citizens, with good morals and ethics and believe in a Supreme or higher Being.
Despite following the teachings and traditions of yesteryear, Freemasonry and what it stands for remains relevant to the men of today.
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