Australian and New Zealand Masonic Research Council

The ANZMRC acknowledges and thanks the Grand Lodge of New Zealand for their generous and ongoing assistance in hosting the Website and assisting with implementation and updates to the Masonic Digital Library.

President’s Message

I hope you enjoy exploring this web-page and invite you to post any comments to one of the contacts that you feel may improve your experience not only for Freemasons but everybody.

Kerry Nicholls
President, 2018-2020.


COVID-19 statement about 2020 Conference in Dunedin.

The following has been decided in light of the current situation that we are facing globally.

In line with the Grand Lodge of New Zealand instruction that there be no Masonic gatherings or functions until end of May 2020 at which time it will be reviewed.

From the New Zealand perspective we are currently in a state of National Emergency with a lock-down until the end of April 2020.

Therefore we have decided that a final answer will be given by the middle of June 2020 as to whether the ANZMRC Conference Scheduled for Dunedin in November 2020 will still proceed, be postponed or cancelled.

We realise these are trying times for all involved but you can be rest assured that the conference planning is well advanced and can be implemented if required.

We accept that the circumstances are beyond our control and ask that you stay safe and take care of yourselves and others to the best of your abilities.

We would ask that any enquiries or concerns you may have be directed to either of us in the first instance.

Glenn Summerhayes – Conference Convenor –

Kerry Nicholls – President ANZMRC –


Glenn Summerhayes & Kerry Nicholls.
28 March 2020.

Aims of the ANZMRC

  Promote Masonic research and education
  Act as a liaison body between its affiliated research lodges and chapters.
  Organise biennial conferences across New Zealand and Australia
  Organise and coordinate Speaking tours by noted Masonic researchers
Publish the proceedings of its conferences and tour books of each touring speaker

The ANZMRC selects a well-known researcher/speaker and organises a lecture tour every two years which takes that person round all the states of Australia and the North and South Islands of New Zealand.  A book of all the papers presented by the touring lecturer during the tour is also published. 

View Past Tours

The 2019 Tour – – – Follow the tour so far – – – See “Speak Up” the television Show for New Zealand Freemasons

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