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A plaque commemorates the centenary of the fact that Reverend Matthew McGavin organised the congregation of the United Church of Scotland for worship in August 1863.

The congergation worshipped in Creek Street before it was persuaded to sell its land in 1885 to the Queensland National Bank for the sum of ₤18,750. As a result the congregation acquired the Spring Hill property, which had been the site of the first Children’s Hospital, for the relocation of the Church.


Address:43 St. Paul`s Terrace, St. Paul`s Presbyterian Church, Spring Hill, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.460498
Long: 153.027368
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event STart Date:20-August-1863
Actual Event End Date:20-August-1963


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 25th August, 1963
Front Inscription

To The Glory Of God
And In Commemoration
Of The Fact That
Reverend Matthew McGavin, A.M.,
An Accredited Minister Of
The United Presbyterian Church
       Of Scotland,
Organised This Congregation
On 20th. August, 1863.
The Queensland Women`s Historical
Affixed This Plaque Here,
100 Years Afterwards,
On Sunday, 25th. August, 1963.

Source: MA
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