In the late 1950s there were more than 12,000 members at 340 lodges. There are now 32 lodges of mostly elderly members, it’s one of Victoria's oldest social clubs, the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, or the Buffaloes for short. I took this group portrait of the brothers as they refer to each other in 2010 in front of their clubhouse opposite Guilford lane which they had occupied since the 1950s, sadly they recently had to sell up and this year have relocated somewhere out in the burbs. I fear the wonderful old building with it’s ballroom, bar and club room for secret men’s business, beautiful old wood-panelled offices and change rooms will be pulled down and replaced by yet another bland apartment block, although the other side of the lane is heritage protected, unfortunately the club house side isn’t. Sometimes they are referred to as the "poor man's Freemasons", whose members like to dress in ritual garb, and talk, sing and drink together, support sick brethren and raise money for charity. Good-luck brothers!