Turanganui Lodge



Druid Order: UAOD

Lodge Number: 7

Town: Gisborne, New Zealand

Place of Meeting: Gisborne

Earliest Date Seen: 1884

Last Date Seen: 1949

Notes:

"Turanganui Lodge, No. 7, with F. Cassin as A.D., was opened at Gisborne on 17 June, 1884, a Royal Arch Chapter in February, 1926, and a juvenile lodge on 12 October, 1946. By 1909 the men's lodge had 400 members, and held securities valued at £5,000. For many years the Druids' ball was a popular annual function. M. W. Craig, P.S., appointed secretary in 1909, retired in 1949." NZETC



Reference:

New Zealand Electronic Text Centre

From New Zealand National Library

Poverty Bay Herald: Auguration

Poverty Bay Herald: Lodge come into being under the Grand Lodge of Australia June 1884

1902: Poverty Bay Herald; Half yearly Meeting.

1902: Poverty Bay Herald; Druids Social