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Memorial Book - Masonic in Memoriam Book for Thomas Ord Fairbridge

From the Collection of Cockatoo History & Heritage Group Cockatoo Victoria

Description
Leather bound book maroon in colour, with gold embossing. Held together with a maroon cord. Contained in its original maroon cardboard storage box.
Size
24cm x 20cm x 1 cm
Attached Files
Object Registration
10
Keywords
cockatoo, fairbridge, masonic
Historical information
Thomas Fairbridge came to Cockatoo about 1919 to manage the store for his brother-in-law Henry Knight and later bought it. The shop continued to operate as Fairbridges after Thomas died in 1941. On his death he was First Principal of the Belgrave Holy Royal Arch Chapter, this in memoriam book was given to the Fairbridge family on Feb 14th, 1942
Significance
The lodge stated in the book -- The desire to pay homage and respect to the memory of our Most Excellent First Principal who passed to the Great Beyond in November of last year has prompted the Companions to present this token of the love and esteem in which he was held. To his loved ones we extend sincere sympathy. We offer it without reserve and with the most profound understanding.
Inscriptions & Markings
Includes a family photo, of Thomas, Mary and Dorothy Fairbridge. Newspaper obituary, tributes and memorial service cuttings with handwritten descriptions. Signatures of members from the Belgrave Holy Royal Arch Chapter.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM