Loyal Orange Institution of Queensland

Loyal Orange Institution of Queensland

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I live near Cairns in Far North Queensland and found I had this copy of a letter that was sent to a Freemason friend of mine. He gave this copy to me as he knew I was also an Orangeman. Sadly he passed away two years ago. Alan Wakeham had been in the RAAF and was dentist in Innisfail for many years up to his retirement. In 1978 he was researching into other organizations which met in Masonic Halls in the Innisfail area, hence the letter. It gives a bit of an insight into Orange Lodges, which once met in Far North Queensland, and sadly are now gone.
Guys a quick query/request, I recently called in to the Orange Museum in Belfast to ask if they have any Orange Lodge Rolls of Honour from the Great War which I could photograph, and to their shame they only had one ! Could I ask if you are aware of any in your area, I now have photographs of approx 40 which I am happy to share with anyone who would like copies. I would hope to leave copies of them all at the Orange Museum to allow easy access for anyone with an interest. In anticipation of a favourable response. Thank You Ricky COLE
Hello All! Wondered if anyone could help at all - I am researching Pte. W J Prior who died in WW1. He is commemmorated on the Tenerfield and District Memorial Roll of Honor - I think, and definately on the Newrybar School of Arts Newrybar, Knockrow and Brooklet WW1 Roll of Honour. William came from St. Tudy in Cornwall and we commemorate each of our soldiers 100 years on from when they died with a biograhy and display in the church he would have attended before he left for Australia. I believe from a newspaper cutting that he there was an elarged photo of him with regalia of the Orangemen, to which order he belonged. a copy of this would be brilliant) He worked with Mr Ellis managing Mr Johnson's farm at Booklets. Wondered if anyone knew why he was on the Newrybar School of Arts Memorial Plaque, and any more information would be appreciated. Many thanks, Pam Free. We will be remembering him on the 10th April 2018.
Greetings to all from Golden West LOL 2311 and RBP 685 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada!

Congratulations to or Brothers in NSW who commissioned this plaque for their new headquarters. First class Brothers well done.

Interesting did you know the Australian National Anthem was written by an Orangeman and first sang on the 12th July in an Orange Hall in Sydney.

Greetings from the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland for ANZAC Day.

As we all stay in lockdown to protect ourselves and the greater community on Saturday we remember our fallen as we celebrate ANZAC Day. No gatherings this year but We will Remember Them. God Bless.

All meeting of our Orange Lodges, Royal Black Preceptory and social events have been cancelled until further notice. Your secretaries will be confirming this decision of the Grand Executive who will be monitoring the ongoing situation. We pray for an early return to normality in the near future but we must be prepared for an extended close down. Please take care of yourself, family and your community as best you can. Do not hesitate to contact LOIQ should you require assistance. God Bless.

IGM Bro John Morrow with new LOL 135 members Geoff and Julie following there initiation yesterday. Bro and Sis Geoff and Julie welcomed into LOL 135 by fellow members in Brisbane.

With the continuing Bush Fire situation impacting Australia the Grand Orange Lodge of Australia have launched an Australian Bushfire Disaster Fund. Details Westpac Bank. Grand Orange Lodge of Australia. BSB 032-062. Account Number 422192.

GOLA recognise that individual States and members have made donations to various funds for which they are congratulated. GOLA thank you for whatever support you can provide to this appeal. We will ensure that all funds will be presented to those in most need across Australia.

As I am sure you are aware of the fire engulfing massive areas of Australia. Congratulations to the LOI of Western Australian who presented a Cheque for $1,000 to Bro. Dan Sharples a member LOL 64 and a Volunteer Firefighter for the Mandogalup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade South of Perth City. I am sure the donation will be put to good use by the local Fire Brigade who are all volunteers and self funded.

Many thanks to Jane for providing these old photos of Brisbane Orange Lodge Hugh O'Neil Memorial LOL 106 on parade in Brisbane around the late Thirties. Janes Grandfather Andrew McIntyer a native Omagh County Tyrone was a member of this Lodge which is still meeting in Brisbane today. LOIQ would welcome any old artefacts related to the Orange Order in Queensland.

Best wishes for a happy Christmas and healthy New Year from the members of the Loyal Orange Institution of Queensland to our friends and supporters wherever you live.

[12/08/19]   Members and friends are invited to our Christmas Social being held on the 14th December in Darra commencing 4.00pm. All welcome to participate in Pool and Darts compilation. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Brethren this publication is a must for all members of LOIQ

A fantastic new publication is available from the KB Shop.
Brother Jonathan Macdonald, the newly elected County Grand Secretary of Glasgow has produced an informative and colourful book on the history of Orangeism in Glasgow.
A copy of the book can be purchased for Β£10 at the KB Shop in Olympia House.

We will remember them. The Grand Orange Lodge of Queensland.

Presentation to LOI of NSW at the dedication and opening ceremony in Sydney yesterday attending with representatives from New Zealand, Victoria and South Australia. Congratulations and thanks for a wonderful day.

New LOIQ Headquarters Dedication 2019, old hall refurbished 1940 and the early days in Brisbane for the Orange Order. What a proud history.

LOIQ would like to thank all those present for the opening and dedication of our new premises today carried out by the Imperial Grand Master MW Bro J Morrow. Safe journey home to our visitors from New Zealand, NSW and Victoria Grand Lodges. We look forward to meeting again soon.

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LOIQ invite you to celebrate the glorious 12th along with us at our BBQ and Social on Saturday 13 July starting at 4pm in Darra Brisbane.

Little history lesson for our friends, I hope it sinks in when they try and question our Heritage and Culture. Thank you Jean.

Battle of the Somme 1st July 1916 we will remember them. In loving memory of our fallen Brothers.

[06/12/19]   It’s been a long day saying farewell to Mavis Jones in Rocky. What an inspiring service at the Salvation Army Church. Safe in the arms of Jesus.

It is with the deepest regrets that we announce the passing of Sister Mavis Jones centre of LOL 12 Rockhampton. Sister Jones was a rock upon which our Order stood in North Queensland and she will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Safe in the arms of Jesus.

Professor Rory Sweetman on the left and Charles Ferrel of the Grand Orange Lodge of New Zealand. Rory has been engaged to write the history of Orange Order in New Zealand and I am sure it will be an interesting read when published.

First day of the Grand Orange Lodge of New Zealand meeting over for the day. Well attended only the fire alarm evacuation was not on the agenda. Very interesting day as always.

[05/30/19]   It’s been a long day at Sydney Airport eight hours following delays in Brisbane but looking forward to meeting with the Grand Orange Lodge of New Zealand over the next couple of days.

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ANZAC Day Wreath laying by LOIQ. The WM LOIQ And Bro Major William Millar from the Captain Arthur O'NEILL LOL 106 Brisbane at the Beenleigh RSL Memorial Service today. Many thanks thanks to the sisters and brethren attending. Lest we Forget.

Happy birthday Elizabeth II Queen of Australia by the grace of God.

LOIQ members are reminded that we will be placing a wreath in remembrance of the fallen on ANZAC Day at the Beenleigh War Memorial organised by the RSL. Lest We Forget. Members to meet at 10.30 for 11.00am.

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LOIQ Congratulates the Apprentice Boys of Derry on the opening of a Branch Club in Australia scheduled for June. We salute the brave 13. VVV.

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The Officers and member of the LOIQ wish all our friends and supporters around the World a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

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[12/01/18]   The LOIQ will be holding a social event to remember the closing of the gates of Londonderry by the 13 apprentice boys in 1668 on Saturday the 15th of December starting at 4.00pm in the Gap Brisbane. All members, family, friends and like minded supporters of the union are invited to attend. Further details via messenger.

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Darra Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, QLD
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