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11-June-2015
11-June-2015

Photographs supplied by Father Ted Doncaster

A monument commemorates the site of the Wesleyan Mission Farm.  

Established in 1844 by the Reverend John Smithies, the mission’s purpose was to encourage Aboriginal people to learn agricultural skills. It was unsuccessful at this location and moved to York in 1850.

Location

Address:Lakeway Drive, Reverend John Smithies Park, Kingsley, 6026
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.808611
Long: 115.816111
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Indigenous
Approx. Event Start Date:1844
Approx. Event End Date:1852

Dedication

Front Inscription

Wesleyan Mission Farm

The plaque commemorates the location of the Wesleyan Mission Farm (covering approximately 23 hectares) which was establised in 1844 under the guidance of Reverend John Smithies.  The aim of the mission purpose was to encourage Aboriginal people to learn agricultural skills.

City of Wanneroo

 

Source: MA
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