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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
Long: 146.411944
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1869
Approx. Event End Date:1869


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1946
Inscription in Proximity

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

Source: MA,RUMV
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