Linford Lodge of Research (Canberra) and Discovery Lodge of Research (Sydney) are members of the Australian and New Zealand Masonic Research Council (ANZMRC), which meets once every two years, in rotation among the various jurisdictions of Australia and in New Zealand. The biennial general meeting is held in conjunction with a conference, lasting several days and featuring Kellerman Lectures and other events.
The next ANZMRC conference is to be held in Dunedin NZ in 2022, Covid-19 precautions permitting.
Thu24Nov2022Sat26Nov2022Dunedin Masonic Centre, Manor Place, Dunedin, New Zealand
Overseas registrations – can be paid either in NZ or Australian dollars as per normal overseas payments. However their registration forms must be sent to The Convenor as an email attachment.
2022 Kellerman Lecturers and Conference Papers.
Below is the final list of presenters that have been chosen by our selection panel ( which could be subject to change) and you can be assured there will be vast amounts of interest engendered from each of these presentations.
Bro Gary Muir – Matariki and the 7 sisters (NZ)
Bro Wayne McPhee – Some mid nineteenth century Sydney Freemasons and how they created a life beyond the Craft (Aus.)
Bro Martin McGregor – The Commemorative Crusader Orders in Freemasonry (NZ)
Bro Jack Dowds – An Historical Reflection on Freemasonry in Ireland and the role of Freemasons in the 1798 Rebellion (NZ)
Bro Richard Elkington – The Moral Law (Aus.)
Bro Andrew Shepherd – Freemasonry and The Royal Society: 2 Pillars of the Enlightenment in 17th Century England (Aus.)
Bro Monika and Bro Dr Marcin Stankiewicz – The first-degree ritual of Co-Masonry (Aus.)
As well as the above there are 3 guest/keynote speakers Bro Kent Henderson (Aus) Bro Harvey Lovewell (Aus) and Bro Dr Mike Kearsley (NZ) as well as events being arranged by the Research Lodge of Otago.
The 2024 is expected to be in the Hunter Valley, NSW.