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09-February-2014
09-February-2014

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Plaque commemorates the saying of the first mass at Wahgunyah. 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

Location

Address:Short Street, Wahgunyah, 3687
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.008269
Long: 146.392425
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Religion
Approx. Event Start Date:1869
Approx. Event End Date:1869

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 22nd September, 1946
Inscription in Proximity

Plaque:
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 Men 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

Source: MA,RUMV
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