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Honour Roll and Historical Society

The Creswick & District Historical Society meet every 4th Thursday of each month (except January) at the Senior Citizens Rooms in Water Street, Creswick at 2.00pm.   You are welcome to join our group. 

For further information please contact Hon Sec. Mrs Val Lawrence on

One of our main projects each year is the Creswick Honour Roll.  Nominations are called for to recognise people who have made a significant contribution to the community of Creswick and District.  Only those who are deceased are considered and when chosen are presented at an annual dinner held in May at the Creswick Town Hall.  Nomination forms can be obtained from the Hon.Sec or from the Creswick Visitor Information Centre.  Nominations need to be entered by the end of September each year.

THOMAS COOPER

THOMAS COOPER


1832 - 1900
Thomas Cooper is honoured for his role in establishing Creswick’s first water supply and his leadership in many other important civic developments.
STANLEY WILLIAM DAVIS

STANLEY WILLIAM DAVIS


1920 - 2001
For his service to the youth and the Scouting movement of Creswick and District
Mrs MARGARET Muriel   (Margo) EDDY

Mrs MARGARET Muriel (Margo) EDDY


1895 – 1988
Mrs Margo Eddy is honoured in recognition of her service to the Creswick Hospital and numerous other community organisations
Mr Alexander Thomas (Tom) EVANS,  AO

Mr Alexander Thomas (Tom) EVANS, AO


1917 - 2009
A person of remarkable energy and ability, who served both on the Shire Council and in State Government for twenty-eight years.
FIDDIAN  Mr Samuel William

FIDDIAN Mr Samuel William


1842 - 1904
An inspirational Teacher in Creswick for 30 years.
GEDDES, Mr John Alexander Selwyn, OAM, JP

GEDDES, Mr John Alexander Selwyn, OAM, JP


1914 - 1989
A public spirited citizen who devoted his life to the people, causes and organisations of Creswick.
HOWIE, Mr Charles Pringle (Charlie)

HOWIE, Mr Charles Pringle (Charlie)


1859 - 1951
For significant service to the community. "His was a life closely knit with many of the public activitis of Creswick"
HUBBARD, Mrs Merlyn (Merle) Florence

HUBBARD, Mrs Merlyn (Merle) Florence


1933 - 2015
For her tireless work in the community of Creswick District.
HUNTLEY, Mr William John (Bill)

HUNTLEY, Mr William John (Bill)


1932 - 2003
Honoured in acknowledgement of his contribution to local health and aged care, and his lifelong commitment to the community.
JAMES, Mr Frederick

JAMES, Mr Frederick


1911 - 1994
For his 38 years service to the Creswick Sub-Branch of the Returned Service League and his tireless work for many other community groups.
JEBB,  Mr John Thomas

JEBB, Mr John Thomas


1831 - 1910
An esteemed pioneer of Creswick who served on the Borough Council and was active in securing the town water supply, Botanic Gardens and Park Lake, the first Hos
LA GERCHE, Mr John

LA GERCHE, Mr John


1845 - 1914
Creswick's first Forester; for the replanting and protection of the Creswick District forests, following the ruinous clearing of the Gold Rush era.
LINDSAY, Dr Robert Charles William Alexander

LINDSAY, Dr Robert Charles William Alexander


1843 - 1915
A skilled doctor and patriarch of a talented family, he exemplified his vocation to the benefit of all who came within his scope in Creswick and District
MALTON,  Miss Emma Caroline

MALTON, Miss Emma Caroline


1861 - 1940
Miss Emma Walton is honoured in recognition of her service to the Creswick community through promotion of musocal accomplishment
NORTHCOTT, Miss Elizabeth Palmer

NORTHCOTT, Miss Elizabeth Palmer


1911 - 2006
A prominent business woman, churchwoman, historian and researcher, for her lifelong voluntary service to the people and charitable organisations of Creswick.
NORTHCOTT,  Mrs W.P. (Leah)

NORTHCOTT, Mrs W.P. (Leah)


1852 - 1928
Leah Northcott is honoured for being the driving force behind the planning, funding and construction of the Diamond Jubliee Bandstand in Crreswick's Market
PASCO, Mr Anthony

PASCO, Mr Anthony


1830 - 1904
Anthony Pasco is honoured for the construction of many of the fine Victorian buildings still standing in Creswick and for his service on the Creswick Council
PEACOCK, Sir Alexander, KCMG, MP

PEACOCK, Sir Alexander, KCMG, MP


1861 - 1933
Sir Alexander Peacock is honoured for his life committment to the town of Creswick, his Parliamentary service and his Instigation of the Forestry School
POLLARD, Mrs Phyllis May

POLLARD, Mrs Phyllis May


1914 - 2009
For re-establisment of the Creswick & District Bans, and sixty years of untiring service to its members
ROYCRAFT, Mr John B.A.

ROYCRAFT, Mr John B.A.


1819 - 1893
For his service to the community as Secretary of the Creswick Benevolent Society, and many other onerous and unremunerated labours for both Church and secular o
RYALL, Mr Hedley Raymond (Ray)

RYALL, Mr Hedley Raymond (Ray)


1906 - 1999
For his pioneering work for the Timber Industry, his exceptional service in many community organistations and as a Shire Councillor.
SCHREENAN, Mr Brian William

SCHREENAN, Mr Brian William


1933 - 2016
An accomplished Shire Engineer who listened, and worked with and for the community, to bring about considerable civic growth. He always went the extra mile.
SEMMENS, Dr Edwin James, M.B.E., F.L.S.

SEMMENS, Dr Edwin James, M.B.E., F.L.S.


1886 - 1980
For his contribution to Forestry, the establishment of the Creswick Museum and the preservation of the history of Creswick and District
WILKINS, Mrs Rebecca

WILKINS, Mrs Rebecca


1804 - 1869
For midwifery and missionary services to the women of the Creswick Goldfields
WRIGLEY, Mr Colin Neville

WRIGLEY, Mr Colin Neville


1937 - 2010
For his untiring dedication to the work of the numerous service organisations that make up the Creswick community