Summary

Australia
Sir William Clarke, Installation as DGM (Deputy Grand Master?) of Victoria 1884 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Freemasons were amongst the first free settlers in Victoria. The first Lodge meeting was held in Victoria in 1839. Initially Lodges worked under the separate constitutions of the Grand Lodges of England, Scotland and Ireland, but five years after this medal was minted, in 1889, the United Grand Lodge of Victoria brought the Lodges together.

Obverse Description

At centre a voided five pointed star (Solomon's Seal) and series of ribbons; around, INSTALLATION OF SIR W.J.CLARKE AS D.G.M. OF VICTORIA; on arms of star, MARS XXVI / A.D. MDCCCLXXXIV / VDC C LX IV; on ribbons, ENGLAND / IRELAND / SCOTLAND

Reverse Description

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Edge Description

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Significance

Freemasons were amongst the first free settlers in Victoria. The first Lodge meeting was held in Victoria in 1839. Initially Lodges worked under the separate constitutions of the Grand Lodges of England, Scotland and Ireland, but five years after this medal was minted, in 1889, the United Grand Lodge of Victoria brought the Lodges together. -Freemasons Victoria web site http://www.freemasonsvic.net.au/. -D. Tout-Smith 26/9/2003.

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