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10-January-2014
10-January-2014
Photographs supplied by John Huth
A plaque commemorates Thomas Smith for his services to the church and the church clock.

Note : The clock was one of six turret clocks manufactured by London clockmaker Thwaites and Reed in 1828 for consignment to the fledgling Colony for use on public buildings. Commonly referred to as the 'Richmond Town Clock', it was installed at St Luke's in 1922, having first been used in the original St David's Church at the corner of Murray and Macquarie Streets, Hobart.

The clock was not installed in the new St David's Cathedral when it was constructed in 1874 and it gathered dust for some fifty years before being given to St Luke's in 1922 by the Dean and the Cathedral Chapter. The clocktower was restored in 2004. The project created such interest in the Richmond community that a group of some thirty residents formed a Clockwinders Guild and a roster to attend to the twice-weekly winding of the clock.

Location

Address:30 Torrens Street, St Luke`s Anglican Church, Richmond, 7025
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.738188
Long: 147.438807
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

To the glory of God and in loving memory of Thomas Cochrane Smith
1917 - 2002

In grateful acknowledgement of his love for St Luke`s Church and this clock.

Source: MA
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