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The river redgum is the site of the first mass held by Dean Tierney of Beechworth in the tent of Mrs. M.M. Burrowes.
The plaque commemorating the event was placed on the tree by the local Catholic Women`s Guild
|Address:||Short Street, Wahgunyah, 3687|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.009444|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1869|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1869|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1946|
The Mass Tree
Mrs. M.M. Burrows prepared the altar in her tent at this tree for the first mass said in Wahgunyah about 1869 by Very Rev. Dean Tierney P.P. Beechworth.
"That cross is such a simple thing, but of it Man will talk and sing, It is a sign-board on the road, To cheer Man with his weary load. Such a simple thing and yet it touches everything
A. D. 1946