Title: History of the First Fifty Years of Freemasonry in South Australia 1834-1884
Author: Charles Glover
Media: 1 CD (762 pages)
Year: (1916) 2007
Item Code: AU5060
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Authored by Charles Glover, this was the first book to be written on the history of Freemasonry in South Australia, and it is one that is ‘highly’ regarded and a noted authoritative work.
In his Introduction Glover states “the main object which I had in mind when undertaking the work was that of preserving, in a permanent and concise form, the existing evidence which relates to the early history of the Craft in South Australia, and which, being largely contained in documents scattered throughout the State, is on that account peculiarly liable to loss or destruction”. He continues “… it must be regarded merely as a compilation of the records of the various Lodges in this state”.
Covering the period 1834-1884, this book of over 470 pages is one that all with an interest in, or families involved with, Freemasonry in the colony of South Australia.
The CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of the original book, and it has been bookmarked for easy navigation, so pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
Tony Pope, PM, OS (Lodge of Fortitude #94), has has done an extensive review of this title, which I’ve been given a copy of. You can read his indepth report on it here > Click here for the review.