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THE MILITARY AND HOSPITALLER
ORDER OF
SAINT LAZARUS OF JERUSALEM
INTERNATIONAL

OUR NEW ZEALAND GRAND PRIORY

Investiture of the N.Z. Grand Priory
(then a Bailiwick) of the Order of St. Lazarus

(October 1998, while we were still a Bailiwick)

Installation of New Zealand's Second Grand Prior (Bailiff):
Dame Gweneth Halford-Bell, RRC, GCLJ, GGMLJ, BMLJ

Dame Gweneth Halford-Bell RRC, GCLJ, GCMLJ, BMLJ

At an investiture Ceremony held in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, in Christchurch, on 10 October 1998, the New Zealand Herald (Chevalier James M. McCready KCLJ, KLMJ, GCrLJ Kowhai Herald of Arms) proclaimed the Decrees of the Grand Master by appointing Dame Gweneth Halford-Bell RRC, GCLJ, GCMLJ, BMLJ as Grand Bailiff. Our special guest was Chancellor, Confrere James Seath Gowans CLJ, of the Malta Obedience.

The outgoing Grand Baliff, Chevalier, The Hon. Herbert J. Walker CMG, GCLJ, GOMLJ was made Grand Bailiff Emeritus, in recognition of his valued services to the Order.

At the Investiture, two postulants were admitted, Mr. Michael Joseph Gousmett OLJ, and the Reverend Gavin Harrison Yates as ChLJ.

    Five promotions to CLJ were awarded to the following members:

  1. Confrere Margaret I. Connor
  2. Confrere S. Joan Curwood
  3. Confrere A. M. Jackson
  4. Confrere W. R. Kennedy
  5. Confrere J. H. Scott BEM

The Grand Master's Merit Award was presented to Dame Veronica Pyle QSM, DLJ, OMLJ.

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