Historical information

Sir Dallas Brooks, was Victoria's' longest serving Governor and Grand Master. Born in Cambridge England in 1896, his interest in becoming a Freemason was expressed whilst in England however he chose to wait until he became Governor of Victoria to be initiated. Sir Dallas Brooks held the position of Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Victoria from 1951 to 1963. He was a popular Grand Master and Governor and although he was unable to commit as much time as he would have like to Freemasonry, he participated where possible.


This portrait was painted by Joshua Smith and the only painting created by this artist.

Physical description

Framed oil painting on canvas with stretcher/strainer. Frame is wood with a matte bronze paint. Gold-coloured metal placque attached to front of canvas.

Inscriptions & markings

Signed: 'Joshua Smith'. Placque: 'M.W. Bro. General Sir Dallas Brooks / K.C.B., K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., D.S.O., K.St.J. / Grand Master 1951 - 63'