History of Dennistoun Lodge No.301

Dennistoun Lodge No 301 on the Register of the United Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Queensland was formed in 1923. Dennistoun Lodge was the first Daughter Lodge born of Lodge Tullibardine No 227 UGLQ (Original Scottish Warrant No 1124).

The Lodge was consecrated on January 13th 1923 by the then Grand Master MWBro Charles Stumm.

The founding Worshipful Master was WorBro Hugh McNair McKay who was born in Dennistoun, a suburb of Glasgow Scotland, hence the name Dennistoun Lodge.

Hugh McKay lived in Dalby, Western Queensland in 1919 (Queensland Electoral Rolls 1903-1980). He then lived in Coorparoo, Brisbane from 1919 to 1968 (Queensland Electoral Rolls 1903-1980). Hugh was married to Helen Black McPherson Rae in 1923.

Dennistoun Lodge originally worked a Scottish ritual, but in 1929 the Charter was suspended by UGLQ until the members agreed to work “Queensland Constitution,” which was eventually agreed upon.
During the early years and due to the post WW11 boom in membership the Lodge was in a very strong position membership wise. But then the decline which affected many Lodges in Queensland occurred. During the 70’s and 80’s it was common for the Lodge to have in the order of 80-90 members and visitors at its regular meetings, and well in excess of 100 at Installations.

The membership decline saw in the 90’s and 00’s attendance sometimes as low as 12-13 members and visitors at meetings. That changed considerably with recent Grand Masters bringing Freemasonry out of the closet and into the eye of the public in order to demystify the Order. Other influences have helped the recent growth in membership ie Dan Brown’s novel “The Lost Symbol” which paints Freemasonry in a favourable light.

The Masonic Temple in Wickham St Fortitude Valley was the original meeting place of Dennistoun Lodge but the building of a new Centre at Stones Corner saw the Lodge move to that venue in the late 70’s.

Tullibardine Lodge, our Mother Lodge, spawned another Daughter Lodge, “Brisbane Kilwinning No 317 UGLQ” which was Consecrated on February 1st 1924. Brisbane Kilwinning Lodge spawned two Daughter Lodges which became our Sister Lodges. The first was Fortitude Lodge No 417 UGLQ, which was Consecrated on 29th May 1951, the second was Thistle Lodge No 490 UGLQ which was Consecrated on 15th September 1960.

Thistle Lodge No 490 is still active and meets at the Kedron Masonic centre. Unfortunately, both Brisbane Kilwinning Lodge and Fortitude Lodge have since surrendered their Warrants and no longer exist.

For many years Lodge Tullibardine, along with their two Daughter Lodges and their Sister Lodges held combined meetings at the Sir Eustace A Jones Hall at the Sandgate Homes.

Past Worshipful Masters of Dennistoun Lodge No.301


WorBro Hugh McNMckay

1923 – 1924 +


WorBro Alexander Innis

1927 – 1928 +


WorBro Leslie W. Woodward

1931 – 1932 +


WorBro E.A. Simpson

1935 – 1936 +


WorBro Pieter WarendropPSGW

1939 – 1940 +


WorBro L. Thomas

1943 – 1944 +


WorBro David Welsh

1947 – 1948 +


WorBro Charles C. Whyte

1952 – 1953 +


WorBro William J. McCallum

1956 – 1957 +


VWBro George Englart PDGDC

1960 – 1961 +


WorBro Joseph Buchan

1964 – 1965 +


RWBro G. Chamberlain PDGS

1968 – 1969 +


WorBro Allan S. Pettigrew

1972 – 1973 +


WorBro James Johnson

1976 – 1977 +


WorBro Leonard E. A. Wilson

1980 – 1981 +


WorBro Neil G. Rankin

1984 – 1985 +


WorBro Andrew Gornik

1988 – 1989 +


WorBro John Richard Hinson

1992 – 1993 +


WorBro Chris Devine

1996 – 1997 +


WorBro Warren Williamson

2000 – 2001 +


WorBro Alan Johnson

2004 – 2005 +


WorBro Chris Devine

2008 – 2009 +


WorBro Chris Devine PGSwdBr

2011 – 2012 + (by default)


WorBro Barry Collings

2015 – Present


WorBro F.W.Fraser

1924 – 1925 +


WorBro John Caird

1928 – 1929 +


WorBro E. A. Franklin

1932 – 1933 +


WorBro Benjamin C. Hyde

1936 – 1937 +


WorBro George Hulme

1940 – 1941 +


WorBro William John Squire

1944 – 1945 +


WorBro J. Geekie

1948 – 1949 +


WorBro Percy V. Berry

1953 – 1954 +


WorBro A.E. Thomas

1957 – 1958 +


WorBro E.H. Bishop

1961 – 1962 +


WorBro L.F. Callaghan

1965 -1 966 +


WorBro Peter Settle

1969 – 1970 +


WorBro Donald Stone

1973 – 1974 +


WorBro Lloyd T. Williams

1977 – 1978 +


WorBro Robert L. Mayne

1981 – 1982 +


WorBro Victor DaSilva

1985 – 1986 +


WorBro Robin V. Waycott

1989 – 1990 +


WorBro Bruce Duncan

1993 – 1994 +


WorBro Robin Waycott PGSwdBr

1997 – 1998 +


WorBro Warren Williamson

2001 – 2002 +


WorBro Alan Johnson

2005 – 2006 +


WorBro Chris Devine

2009 – 2010 +


WorBro Mark Paterson

2012 – 2013 +


WorBro T. Handby

1925 – 1926 +


WorBro Edward Lindley

1929 – 1930 +


WorBro Henry C Robertson

1933 – 1934 +


WorBro Adam Watson

1937 – 1938 +


WorBro Noah.H. Piket

1941 – 1942 +


WorBro S. Murphy

1945 – 1946 +


WorBro B.R. Clissold

1950 – 1951 +


WorBro A.H. Smith

1954 – 1955 +


VWBro Ray. Roberts PDGDC

1958 – 1959 +


VWBro Reg. Brauer Pdgdc

1962 – 1963 +


WorBro H.E. Smith

1966 – 1967 +


WorBro W. (Bryce).J. McCallum

1970 – 1971 +


WorBro George Nester

1974 – 1975 +


WorBro Stanley Foster

1978 – 1979 +


WorBro Chris Devine

1982 – 1983 +


WorBro Wayne Williamson

1986 – 1987 +


WorBro Harry Zaphir

1990 – 1991 +


VWBro Wayne Williamson, AGSW

1994 – 1995 +


WorBro Robin Waycott PGSwdBr

1998 – 1999 +


WorBro Len Godwin

2002 – 2003 +


WorBro Harry Zaphir

2006 – 2007 +


WorBro Chris Devine PGSwdBr

2010 – 2011 +


WorBro Mark Paterson

2013 – 2014 +


WorBro J. CondiePgs

1926 -1927 +


WorBro John Lyall

1930 – 1931 +


WorBro Alexander Pitceathley

1934 – 1935 +


WorBro Henry A. Degrono

1938 – 1939 +


RWBro John Piket PAGM

1942 – 1943 +


WorBro R.H. Hall

1946 – 1947 +


WorBro D. Berry

1951 – 1952 +


WorBro J. Whyte

1955 – 1956 +


RWBro William Hardgrave PJGW

1959 – 1960 +


WorBro J. Aitken

1963 – 1964 +


WorBro Henry Stewart PSGD

1967 – 1968 +


WorBro Lance Gorring

1971 – 1972 +


WorBro Les Devine PJGD

1975 – 1976 +


WorBro Henry Stewart PSGD

1979 – 1980 +


WorBro RobertC. Poulter

1983 -1984 +


WorBro Terry Sharland

1987 – 1988 +


WorBro John M.A. Platt

1991 – 1992 +


VWBro Wayne Williamson, AGSW

1995 – 1996 +


WorBro Brian Allen

1999 – 2000 +


WorBro Brian Allen

2003 – 2004 +


WorBro Harry Zaphir

2007 – 2008 +


WorBro Shawn Allen

2011 – 2011 +


WorBro Barry Collings

2014 – 2015 +

In Remembrance of Brethren of Dennistoun Lodge No.301

Harry Zaphir

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Robin Waycott

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