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Christ Church Centenary Plaque : November 2013
Christ Church Centenary Plaque : November 2013

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Plaque commemorates the centenary of the laying of the Christ Church  foundation stone in 1843.

In 1843 the foundation stone of Christ Church, Geelong, was laid by Bishop Broughton, first Anglican bishop of Australia. Bishop Broughton was appointed archdeacon and chaplain to the Australian colonists by the Duke of Wellington, and subsequently became Bishop. On his second trip to Victoria from Sydney he visited Geelong, and, in very rough weather, was rowed for five and a half miles from the ship to the landing place. He laid the foundation stone of the church on October 7. Chronicle (Adelaide), 19th October 1933

Location

Address:Moorabool & McKillop Streets, Christ Church Anglican , Geelong, 3220
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.153119
Long: 144.358329
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Religion
Actual Event STart Date:7th-October-1843
Actual Event End Date:7th-October-1943

Dedication

Front Inscription

THIS STONE COMMEMORATES THE CENTENARY
OF THE LAYING OF THE FOUNDATION STONE OF
THIS CHURCH ON 7TH OCTOBER 1843
AND RECORDS THE NAMES OF THE INCUMBENTS
1845 REV .E .COLLINS                           1914 REV H.S.HOLLOW M.A.
1855    "     G.GOODMAN M.A. CANON  1918   "     C.K.COLE M.A.
1906    "     C.H.NASH M.A.         "           1922   "     E.SCHWEIGER Th.L.
1908    "     F.W.NEWTON           "            1932  "     D.M.DEASEY M.A.
                            1942 REV.R.D. PEATT  M.A., B.D.

 

 

 

 

Inscription in Proximity

Through the efforts of Sir Charles Sladen
   the foundation stone of this building
was laid Oct 7th 1843 by W.G.Broughton D.D.
Lord Bishop of Sydney  and the Church consecrated
Oct 25 1859 by Charles Perry D.D. Lord Bishop
                   of Melbourne

Source: MA
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