Loyal Richmond River Lodge No. 85 North Coast District M.U.I.O.O.F First World War Roll of Honour

Loyal Richmond River Lodge No. 85 North Coast District M.U.I.O.O.F First World War Roll of Honour

The memorial is a timber roll of honour for the First World War. It has a classical pediment at the top, which is decorated with full-colour paintings of the Union Jack and Australian flag. The names of 37 veterans are printed in gold in the centre of the board, across two columns. They were also members of the Loyal Richmond River Lodge No. 85 of the Manchester Unity Independent Order of Oddfellows (M.U.I.O.O.F.).

The roll was wholly made by fellow members from the Lodge. The timber for it was presented by Brother C. W. Mitchell. It was crafted by Brother W. Leben and the names were printed and gilded by Brother W. Riley, who also polished the finished piece.

An advertisement for the unveiling at the Richmond Hall was published in the Northern Star on 25 March 1916, inviting members of other Lodges and the public to attend. The ceremony took place on 29 March and was recorded in the Star the next day. Mayor Alderman C. McKenzie presided and Deputy Grand Master Brother Lockett performed the unveiling. He said "the board was only a small thing, but it was a token of the deep honor and appreciation in which they held those whose names were inscribed thereon."

The Loyal Richmond River Lodge was opened by the District Secretary at Paulson's Commercial Hotel on Saturday, 2 August 1879 (Northern Star, 9 August 1879). The roll was once located in their lodgerooms and is now in the Lismore Regional Museum, which is in the former Lismore Municipal Building. Access to the memorial is restricted to the opening hours of the museum.


Roll of honour
Richmond River Lodge No. 85
North Coast District

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Lismore Regional Museum
165 Molesworth Street
Lismore NSW 2480
Local Government Area
  • Lismore, City of
  • Building – inside
Location status
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Year of construction
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date
29 March 1916
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Timber