Scinde Lodge

History

Biographies and history of Scinde Lodge No 5.

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Scinde records - lost and recreated

Twice in the early years Scinde lost all their records to fire.

Having formed in 1858, purchased a site in Tennyson Street (October 1861), and built a lodge in 1867 all the records were destroyed by the great fire of Napier in December 1886. The lodge was re-built and opened in November 1890. It too was consumed by fire following the Napier Earthquake in February 1931.

The missing records can not be replaced but much of the history of the lodge can be found in private and public sources. These resources are being used by Gary Severinsen, secretary 2009 to present, to recreate the biographical and historic records section.

 

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Biographies and History:-

V Rev Bro John Alexander Asher BA

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Born in the year 1864, in Invercargill, here he was educated at the primary and secondary schools, and at the Otago Boys' High School and the Otago University. He graduated in the year 1886, and then went to the Old Country; after four years' theological study in Edinburgh was licensed as a minister of the Free Church of Scotland, and immediately afterwards returned to New Zealand.
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Bro Garibaldi Isidore Clarke

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Garibaldi Isidore Clarke was born in London late in 1860, into a family where father, uncle and grandfather all followed the family trade of watchmaking.
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Philip Dolbel

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Philip Dolbel was born in Jersey, Channel Islands, in the year 1827, followed a seafaring life from an early age, and owned a vessel called the “Hearty,” trading on the English coast.
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R.W. Bro. Major Henry de Burgh Adams

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Born in Canada in 1830, son of an Army Major, and made a Mason in Dublin at the age of 21. His Masonic experience at home must have been very limited because he was serving in the Crimea and at the Seige of Sevastopol from 1834 to 1856. In 1857, we find him here and a member of Lodge Ara, in which in five years he served as Secretary, Master and Treasurer.
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Bro Joseph Henry Edmundson

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Mr. Edmundson was afterwards apprenticed to the cycle trade with the firm of Messrs Oates, Lowry and Company, of Christchurch, (part of Zealandia Cycle Works) he remained at head-quarters for about eight years, and in 1896 was appointed manager of the firm's Napier branch.
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Bro John Griffin

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John Griffin Contractor, Brick and Tile Manufacturer, Napier. The works were situated on North Street, off Hyderabad Road, and contain a Hoffman's kiln of the latest design, capable of an output of 20,000 bricks daily.
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Bro William Plowman

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Born in Manchester, England, in the year 1850, and is the son of Mr. James Plowman, machine broker. He was educated in his native city, and apprenticed to Sir Joseph Whitworth and Company, Limited, engineers.
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WBro HCA Wundram

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WBro HCA Wundram was Member of Scinde Lodge (1893 and made an honorary member), Past Master & Secretary of The Victoria Lodge No 21 for 19 years, Past First Principal 7 times of Victoria Royal Arch No 4 and Past Grand Warden.
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Scinde Lodge - Its Origins and Development

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This presentation, by Owen Brown, was made as part of Scinde's 150 year celebrations. It covers our beginings, our heritage and how lodges expanded all through Hawkes Bay and Gisborne.
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