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.
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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.
2019 NEW ZEALAND TOUR LEG UPDATE
As a result of unexpected circumstances the first part of the New Zealand leg of the 2019 ANZMRC Touring Lecturer’s presentations are postponed and we will be in discussions, for rescheduling purposes with the hosts in the following areas: Rotorua, Gisborne. Hastings, Dunedin, Invercargill, Timaru, Christchurch, Blenheim and Nelson.
At this stage Wellington, Eketahuna, Foxton, New Plymouth and Auckland are still taking place as scheduled.
All of us at ANZMRC congratulate Bro Brendan Kyne– our Secretary – who has achieved a well deserved accolade that is a reflection of the efforts of a true Masonic Researcher.
You have laboured very hard to reach this achievement.
As an aside this is the 2nd year in a row that a Kellerman Lecturer has achieved this award with Bro David Slater in 2018.
Can we perform the hat-trick in 2020?
Norman B Spencer Prize 2019
Brendan Kyne (2019) – ‘The First Lodge on the Ballarat Goldfields; French Memphis Rite Lodge,1853’.
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