Buffalo Lodge Dayboro No. 624 (R.A.O.B. – G.A.B.)
Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffalos – Grand Australasian Banner
Nemo Mortalium Omnibus Horis Sapit “No Man Is At All Times Wise”
The R.A.O.B. (the Buffs) is a Fraternity with benevolent goals offering a social experience for men and originates from the United Kingdom. The Order later spread to other Commonwealth Countries, including Australia. The three great principles of the Order are Justice, Truth & Philanthropy.
The consecration of the new lodge and the installation of new members took place in the Dayboro Public Hall on Sunday 11th July 1954.
Office Bearers were – Sitting Primo Bro. L.E. Wilkins, C.P., City A.B. Bro. C.S. Burton, C.P., City Marshall Bro. W. Scriven, City Chamberlain Bro. C.V. Chandley, K.O.M., City Secretary Bro. H. Cruice, City Treasurer Bro. R.S. Heathwood, City Registrar Bro. S.W. McKenzie, City Tyler Bro. E. Rankin, C.P., City Constable Bro. M.R. McKenzie, City Waiter Bro. J. Bond, Asst. City Waiter Bro. R.J. Townsend, City Minstrel Bro. R. Cruice.
The Buffalo Lodge met in the Dayboro Public Hall for quite a number of years. Does anyone know when it ceased to exist in Dayboro?