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The "Children`s Corner" of the church commemorates Nellie Bennett who was the superintendent of the Sunday school for twelve years, and a teacher for several years more.

After the South African (Boer) War she married Ernest Bennett.  Before her marriage Nellie was a qualified kindergarten teacher and held one or two appointments. During World War One, while Ernest was serving in France, Nellie became an organiser for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

After the war Ernest and Nellie married and set out for Tasmania arriving early in 1919. They first settled in Deloraine, and only after a short stay, moved to Lilydale. There they developed their property 'Fairfield' and had two sons. They took an increasing interest in the community and the work of the Church of the Ascension. Ernest was a layreader, treasurer and churchwarden.

Note :  As at July 2016, public access to the Church of the Ascension is no longer possible.


Address:25 Station Road, Church of the Ascension, Lilydale, 7268
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.250276
Long: 147.214466
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

Plaque :

This Children`s Corner is dedicated to the glory of God and in memory of Nellie Bennett

Died 12th Feby. 1941


Source: MA,JG
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