Among prominent citizens admitted during later part
of the 1800's were:
Mr. Edmund Barton,
Mr. James Sly. LL.D.,
W Bro Pitcairn and
These gentlemen were
barristers and contributed much to the Lodge and to the City of Sydney.
Bro Edmund Barton, (later Sir Edmund Barton),:
was initiated on 13th March 1878.
He became the leading exponent for
The Federation of Australia and led a delegation to the British Parliament in connection with Australia's National Interest.
Bro Barton became the first Prime Minister of Australia.
Mr. John Harris of Ultimo (later Lord Mayor of Sydney) and
Mr. George Hudson, timber merchant, became members in 1881.
The Lodge continued to attract prominent citizens to its membership.
In December 1904, Mr. F. S. Boyce, barrister, was accepted and initiated the same evening. He became Master in 1910 and was appointed Deputy Grand Master in 1938. In 1927 he was elected to the Legislative Council
and soon afterwards held the portfolio of Attorney General, and later. Judge of the Supreme Court.