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24-April-2014
24-April-2014
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A monument commemorates 100 years of religious worship at the United Welsh Church.

In 1883, a group of Welsh people, formerly slate miners from Blaenau Ffestinog, arrived in Blackstone to work for Thomas. Shortly after their arrival, they held a Protestant church service under a mulberry tree on the banks of Bundamba Creek. They agreed that Welsh nationality took priority over minor sectarian differences and formed a Welsh Church. The first combined service was held in a church hall in the nearby suburb of Newtown on 19 July 1883.

Location

Address:6 Thomas Street, United Welsh Chruch, Blackstone, 4304
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.624071
Long: 152.799155
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Religion
Approx. Event Start Date:1883
Approx. Event End Date:1983
Link: http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/heritag…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1983
Front Inscription

This stone is erected
To commemorate
100 years of worship
         Of the
United Welsh Church Blackstone
    1883–1983
Yogoniant I dduw 
Mawr yw pethau a gwneuthur

Source: MA, QHR
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