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Endeavour Lodge has a travelling warrant which means it can travel and is not limited to the Edmonton Masonic Centre. The Lodge travels to Cooktown, its birthplace, at least once a year to hold a meeting and remember the origins of the Lodge founded 141 year ago.
Endeavour Lodge is a positive and forward thinking Lodge, keen to involve and include the whole family within Freemasonry. We are a social lodge and encourage family participation in all events. Should you wish to find out more please contact the Lodge Secretary.
Freemasonry was brought to Australia by the first European settlers, indeed the botanist Joseph Banks from Cook's Endeavour was the first Freemason to set foot on Australia. Endeavour Lodge was founded in Cooktown in 1875 making it one of the oldest lodges in Queensland.
In 1988 Endeavour Lodge moved from Cooktown to Cairns. We now share the temple at Edmonton with other Lodges but annually conduct a visit to Cooktown to hold a Masonic meeting there, to embrace the wide geographic diversity of Freemasonry.
Our regular meetings are on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 2:00pm. We also have an annual meeting where the new Master and officers are invested for the following 12 months. The is held in January.
Freemasons are a diverse group of men from all walks of life, from many religions and many backgrounds. Becoming a Freemason is a commitment to develop your own potential, to values that see all humankind as equal, and to helping others in our community.