Welcome to Barrine No. 296

Cnr Maple Street and Gillies Highway, Yungaburra QLD 4884

Cnr Maple Street and Gillies Highway, Yungaburra QLD 4884
Lodge Secretary

Harvey Lovewell



Freemasonry philosophy

Freemasonry opens the door to men of good character from all walks of life and from diverse religions. You’ll always find a friendly welcome – we’re ordinary men developing our potential, supporting each other and working for good in the community. Learn more

Character of our Lodge

The Lodge is situated at Yungaburra one of the most beautiful parts of the Atherton Tableland. The building construction is solid timber and is a landmark in the Yungaburra Village which is 15 minutes from Atherton and less than 60 minutes from Cairns.

Lodge events

Barrine Lodge meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm except November and January.  Installation is on the second Saturday in November. Outside of Lodge, each year we take part in a combined ANZAC Service and run a stall to promote Freemasonry at the Atherton Annual Show. At present the Lodge is initiating revised social activities for Brethren and families. Should you wish to find out more please contact the Lodge Secretary. 

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Our history

The initial meeting to form the Lodge was held on Sunday 23rd April 1922 at the Sawmill Office of Bro Wensley, the Grandfather of a former Governor of Queensland Penelope Wensley. Twelve Brethren attended the meeting.  The land to build the Lodge cost 40 pounds. A bank loan of 300 pounds, along with cash donations to the value of 116 pounds 5 shillings were raised for construction.  Sawn timber for the building was also donated.  Five Brethren undertook construction of the building under the supervision of Bro. C Davis, the grandfather of the wife of a serving Barrine member.  The Lodge was consecrated on Monday 30th October 1922 with fifty-four Brethren in attendance.

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.