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03-July-2016
03-July-2016

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Plaque erected by the parishioners in 1930 commemorates Captain Benjamin Darley who in 1864 gave the land on which the church is erected. 

In 1864, Captain Benjamin Darley and his wife Katherine, the daughter of D'Arcy Wentworth, one of Manly's earliest and largest landholders, gave the Anglican Bishop of Sydney a 200 foot frontage on the Corso for a new church, parsonage and schoolhouse. 

Location

Address:The Corso & Darley Road, St Matthews Anglican Church, Manly, 2095
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.798333
Long: 151.286111
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1930
Front Inscription
THIS TABLET WAS PLACED IN THIS CHURCH
BY THE PARISHIONERS IN SEPTEMBER 1930
    IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF 

   CAPTAIN BENJAMIN DARLEY 
           WHO IN THE YEAR 1864
GENEROUSLY GAVE THE LAND ON WHICH IT STANDS

 
Source: H, MA
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