THE PROPOSED NEW ZEALAND GRAND LODGE.
Our Parliamentary correspondent informs us that a meeting of Freemasons (called by circular, and attended by about twenty delegates) was held at Wellington on Saturday afternoon. Bro. Gillon, P.M., chairman of the Wellington branch for the New Zealand Grand Lodge Union, was voted to the chair. Masons from Auckland, Canterbury, Otago, Southland, and other districts were present. The chairman and Bro. Robertson had prepared a comprehensive circular for transmission to lodges generally throughout the colony, in which it was shown that about seventy lodges had agreed to join tho Union; that some lodges who had not assented were watting for further data before giving it their adhesion, and there were other lodges which declined to leave the present constitutions. A generaljdiscusison took place, when it was resolved that Bros. Gillon (of Wellington), Nicoll (of Auckland), Dr Fitchett (of Dunedin), John Joyce (of Christchurch), Peldwick (of Invorcargill), and Harkness (of Nelson) should form a subcommittee to reviso the circular for transmission and to bring up a report at an early date of suggestions to lodges generally through the colony, and to hold a convention of lepresentatives of lodges; an outline of the proposed constitution for the New Zealand Grand Lodge to accompany the oiroular. The subcommittee will meet on Thursday next. An opinion was freely expressed that aB so many lodges had agreed to form a Grand Lodge for New Zealand no time should be lost in bringing about such a desirable object, and there is no doubt that this will be done. The proverb "Hasten slowly" will, however, be applied, so as to secure the ultimate adhesion of every lodge in the colony.
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MASONIC., Evening Star, Issue 7965, 22 July 1889