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Chapel dedicated to the New Guinea Martyrs of World War Two.

The Martyrs Chapel honours New Guinea martyrs including medical missionary Mavis Parkinson who was killed by Japanese soldiers during World War Two. The chapel contains a small bamboo cross in a glass case presented by the Bishop of South Tokyo and a cross found in an abandoned German mission.

333 Christians lost their lives in New Guinea during the invasion and occupation of the island by the Japanese forces. The four women depicted in the stained glass window are representative of those who remained at their posts, refusing to desert the people they cared for.


Address:124 Brisbane Street, St Paul`s Anglican Church, Ipswich, 4305
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.614117
Long: 152.758116
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Link:http:// www.derm.qld.gov.au/heritag…
Source: MA, QHR
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