Australian Historical Medals
MASONIC PAST MASTER'S JEWEL, in gilt in the shape of a cross with a small 3pt diamond in each arm, on the ribbon is attached gold monogram initials 'ED', reverse inscribed on a 9ct gold (?) oval backing plate in the centre, 'Presented to/Wor Bro P.M. Enos Dyer/By The/Australian Lodge/of/Harmony. E.C.556/U.G.L N.S.W./No.5/July 10.1889'. Small dent at bottom of oval backing plate and some sratches on reverse, otherwise good very fine.
The Australian Lodge of Harmony No.556 was initiated on 13 March 1878 by Sir Edmund Barton, first Prime Minister of Australia. Enos Dyer was Secretary of the Builders and Contractors' Association in NSW. As well as being Past Master of the Lodge Harmony No.556 in 1889 he was elected Senior Grand Deacon of the United Grand Lodge of NSW in a ceremony at the Masonic Hall, Castlereagh St, Sydney.
Ex John Houstone Collection.
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