23-25 New Canterbury Rd
Petersham NSW 2049
Listed by the National Trust of NSW in 1979, the EGYPTIAN ROOM was created by the eminent sculptor George Raynor HOFF in the Royal Arch Temple in College Street Sydney in 1927. The frieze was dismantled in the late 1960s and re-erected in its present location at
Petersham in 1977.
Here is a golden opportunity to see and hear the translation of this unique and ancient Egyptian “Book of the Dead” scenario. It is the petition of ANI the Scribe and his wife THUTHU to the God OSIRIS – the scroll of ANI in vivid colour and representation is one of Australia’s treasured icons.
Under the National Trust listing, the Room is opened free to the public each year.
Where: Petersham Royal Arch Masonic Centre, 23-25 New Canterbury Road, PETERSHAM.
Those interested in hearing a presentation and explanation of the frieze by experienced
presenters are requested to be seated by 7.00pm
Cost: FREE – Tea/Coffee available (gold coin donation)
Who can attend: Everyone – Accompanied Children welcome
Dress: Neat, comfortable, casual
Parking: Off-Street Parking is very limited
Disabled Access: A lift is available to convey people with disabilities to the Egyptian Room level,
For further information contact (02) 9569 5699