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29-May-2012
29-May-2012

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A memorial foundation stone set in 1956 commemorates the New Guinea Martyrs and the fallen of World War One, World War Two and Korea.

In Anglican terminology the New Guinea Martyrs were eight Anglican clergy, teachers and medical missionaries killed by the Japanese in 1942.  The Anglican Bishop of New Guinea (then a diocese of the ecclesiastical Province of Queensland) Philip Strong instructed Anglican missionaries to remain at their posts despite the Japanese invasion. Three hundred thirty-three church workers of various denominations were killed during the Japanese occupation of New Guinea.

Location

Address:6-10 Church Street, Christ Church, Boonah, 4310
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.999262
Long: 152.683053
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 7th July, 1956
Front Inscription

                           CHRIST CHURCH BOONAH
                           TO THE GLORY OF GOD
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF OUR NEW GUINEA MISSION
MARTYRS AND TO THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WARS 1914-18, 1939-45 AND IN KOREA 1950-53.
THIS STONE WAS SET BY + REGINALD ARCHBISHOP
ON JULY 7TH 1956.
                                                           A.C.HAYSOM
                                                            RECTOR

 

Source: MA
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