Contact the Lodge
- Address: Albert Street Creswick VIC
- Contact: WBro. Brian McDowell, PJGD GLOrg
- ph: 03 5335 7892
- e: [email protected]
- Lodge Number: 26
- Meeting – 4th Thursday of the month at 7:30pm
- Rehearsal – Friday before meeting night and 4th Wednesday
- Installation – August
About The Lodge
Creswick Havilah Lodge was constituted under an English Warrant on 17 April,1859.
The name “Havilah” was acquired from the reference to that of Land of Gold in the Bible – Genesis 2: “the whole land of Havilah where there is gold and the gold of that land is good”.
Creswick gold was some of the richest in carat value produced in the state, hence, as Creswick's gold was known to be good, the adaption of the name “Havilah” for the Lodge was looked upon as a good omen for its future and a suitable name for the Lodge.
It commenced its meetings at the American Hotel and a new building was erected in 14 May, 1890 which is still used today. With it's mural painted walls it is a jewel for freemasonry together with the lodge banner which was acquired at the same time at the official opening of the Lodge which saw WBro. Alexander James Peacock initiated on 22 September, 1882.
WBro. Alexander Peacock went on to become Master of the Lodge in 1888 and then to the most prominent position of Premier of Victoria as well as Grand Master of Freemasons in Victoria, an office he held from 1901 to 1903.
Please contact WBro. Brian McDowell for your copy of the Lodge History Book at [email protected]