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A plaque, presented to the Church congregation by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE), commemorates the centenary of the wedding of Sir Douglas Mawson to Paquita Delprat which took place at the Holy Trinity Church, Balaclava on Monday 31 March 1914. 

An interesting wedding took place on Tuesday, 31st March, at Holy Trinity, Church, Balaclava. The bride was Miss Paquita Delprat, daughter of Mr. and Paquita Delprat, of Linden, Windsor, and the bridegroom, Dr. Douglas Mawson, who lately conducted an expedition to the Antarctic. 

Among the guests were various members of the Antarctic expedition, and the best man was Captain J. K. Davis. A reception was held afterwards at Linden, Williams-road. The ballroom where the bride and bridegroom received was decorated palms and flowers, a background of white flowers surmounted with a model of the Aurora making a novel setting to the bridal party. The tables had novel little ships coveted with snow and frost, filled with pink carnations, and a little penguin was provided for each guest as a souvenir.
Leader (Melbourne, Vic.),  4 April 1914.

Location

Address:Brighton Road & Chapel Street, Holy Trinity Church, Balaclava, 3183
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.871049
Long: 144.989536
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Actual Event STart Date:31-March-1914
Actual Event End Date:31-March-2014

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 31st March, 2014
Source: MA
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