I joined Freemasonry in Geelong, Victoria (my home town) in February
1979. It has long been an important part of my life. I have joined
many different types of lodges over years, written a number of books
and papers on various aspects of the subject, and often been a guest
speaker in lodges in Australia and overseas.
is a moral and ethical education society, and a universal brotherhood.
It is affectionately known to its members as 'The Craft'. Its primary
aim is to teach morality and ethics to its members. Organised Freemasonry
was formed in England in 1717 with the creation of the first Grand
Lodge, and it subsequently spread worldwide. It is easily the largest
non-political/non-religious societal organization in the world.
'past, present and future' is described in my recent book "Freemasonry
for Wives for Others".