First Sunday School in Australia CentenaryPrint Page
Plaque commemorates the centenary of the first Sunday School in Australia.
A significant event in the life of St John’s was the commencement of Australia’s first Sunday School in 1813 by Mr. (later Reverend) Thomas Hassall in the house of his father Rowland Hassall on the corner of George and Charles Streets, Parramatta.
|Address:||195 Church Street, Foyer, St John`s Parish Hall, Parramatta, 2150|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.815917|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1813|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1913|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 24th May, 1913|
THE FIRST SUNDAY SCHOOL IN AUSTRALIA
WAS OPENED IN THE PARISH OF
St. JOHN`S PARRAMATTA , N.S.W
Mr. (AFTERWARD THE REV.) THOMAS HASSALL
IN THE YEAR 1813 A.D.
THIS TABLET IS RAISED TO COMMEMORATE
THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY
OF THAT EVENT.
AND WAS UNVEILED ON MAY 24th. 1913.
S.M.Johnstone. B.A. Rector
H.B Cowper Churchwardens