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Masonic - Royal Arch Founder jewel Victoria Falls Chapter No. 5327

1995.0036.0026.001

Masonic - Royal Arch Founder jewel Victoria Falls Chapter No. 5327

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Physical description

Royal Arch Founder Jewel - Victoria Falls Chapter No. 5327 with a red ribbon; bar at top of ribbon blue with gold text 'FOUNDER'; on the ribbon two pieces - a rod with a crown and a crown on a circle with two rods crossing behind; jewel consists of a blue and red Star of David under a cameo of Victoria Falls surrounded by gold text on a black background 'VICTORIA FALLS CHAPTER NO 5327'; has silver/gold markings

Statement of significance

The Ronald L Gale Freemasonry Collection comprises the masonic regalia of three members of the Gale family, plus male clothing and female outfits that were worn at public Freemasonry functions. The additon of two jewels marking significant milestones in Ron Gale's life as a mason extends the collection. The first jewel celebrates his fifty-year association with freemasonry whilst the second represents his term as an elected Junior Grand Warden of the United Grand Lodge of New South Wales.

Six men from four generations of the Gale family have been Freemasons, starting with Arthur Percival Gale's initiation in 1910. His grandson Ron was initiated in 1951, at a time when membership of the craft was at a peak. Ron's distinguished life in the United Grand Lodge of New South Wales, saw him occupy several senior officers culminating in his election as Junior Grand Warden in 1978. He was also a member of the committee that opened the new Sydney Masonic Centre in 1979.

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