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31-March-2015
31-March-2015

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown
A stained glass window, formerly from the Springvale (Harston) Presbyterian Church, commemorates the pioneers of the Girgarre East District. 

The first church in the locality was erected in 1874, on a corner of the 'Springvale' property; it was originally a nondenominational church funded by public subscription. Prominent local farmer, George Collie, purchased 'Springvale' in 1881 and the building continued to be used by all denominations. Collie donated the building and an acre of land in 1891 to the Springvale Presbyterian Church, Girgarre East, otherwise known as the Harston Presbyterian Church. The original church was replaced with a new church in 1901 at a cost of £381, and new pews were also purchased around this time. The Right Reverend J C Johnstone dedicated the building on 24 March 1902. During the 1950s a number of memorial stained glass windows were installed. The church was closed in 2003 and four memorial windows from the church were removed and installed in an addition to St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Tatura. 

Location

Address:241 Hogan Street, St Andrew`s Presbyterian Church, Tatura, 3616
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.43998
Long: 145.234611
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 17th May, 1953
Front Inscription

        "Follow Thou Me" 

To the Glory of God and in honour of
the PIONEERS of this DISTRICT
Erected by the congregation on 17th May 1953. 

 

Source: MA
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