On Wednesday, 17th inst., at St George's Masonic Lodge, the installation of Bro. G. Graham as W.M., and the investiture of his officers, took place in the presence of a large number of members, and visiting Brethren from Casterton, Coleraine, Hamilton, Portland, Warrnambool and Geelong, there being about 60 visitors in attendance, including the following Grand Lodge officers :--
V.W. Bro. Ven. Arch. deacon Bennett (representing the V.W. Grand Master) ; R. Wor. Bro. J. Cornish, P.S.G.W., acting G.D.C. ; Wor. Bro. J. Swan, P.J.G.D., Wor. Bros. F. Uren, P.S.G.D., A. H. F. Lord, P.S.G.D., H. Day, P.S.G.D., G. K. Veitch, P.J.G.D., D. V. West, P.D.G.D.C., A. B. Shanklin, P.J.G.D., C. Rolfe, P.J.G.D., R. E. Poynter, P.G.Std.B., A. C. Ross, P,G.S.
The Installing Master was Wor. Bro. J. Swan, P.S.G.D., and Bro. G. Graham was duly installed as W.M. according to ancient custom.
The following officers were invested :--
S.W., Bro. W. T. Holmes ; J.W., Bro. M. Dwyer ; Chaplain, Wor. Bro. Rev. J. P. Schussler ; Treasurer, Wor. Bro. W. R. Bryce ; Secretary, Wor. Bro. A. B. Shanklin, P.J.G.D. ; S.D., Bro. J. McCoy ; J.D., Bro. D . W. Brock. Organist, Wor. Bro. G. Coulson ; D.C., Wor. Bro. A. C. Ross, P.G.S. ; I.G., Bro. C. Moon ; Tyler, Bro. Jas Brebner.
Bro. W. McK, Shaw, who has recently returned after two years' service at the front, was cordially welcomed to his other Lodge by the W.M., Bro. G. Graham.
A banquet followed, at which the toasts usual to the occasion were honored, to which was added the toast of Bro, W. McK. Shaw, who gave a soldierly and telling response. The proceedings throughout were most enjoyable.
Source : "The Casterton News" (Vic.) Thursday, 25th April 1918.