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Freemasons' hall, Wellington

 Freemasons' hall, Wellington

This engraving of Barrett's Hotel, Wellington, in the mid-1840s shows the Freemasons' hall at the north end of the hotel. The hall was used by the New Zealand Pacific lodge of the Masons. The lodge, which had its initial meeting in November 1842, was the first established in New Zealand.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-109-027
Engraving after a drawing by Samuel Charles Brees

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Jock Phillips, 'Men’s clubs - Masons', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 October 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 May 2018