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02-November-2014
02-November-2014
Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland
The marble tablet, erected by the congregation, commemorates the Reverend Thomas Dove who was the first minister of the church.

Reverend Thomas Dove, a graduate of the University of Glasgow, arrived in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in 1835. In 1837 he was appointed Chaplain to the Aboriginal settlement on Flinders Island, after an appointment as District Chaplain at Oatlands was controversially revoked. From 1841 to 1844 he was a chaplain in the convict probation system. In 1844 he was appointed Presbyterian minister to the district of Great Swanport. He remained in Swansea until his death in 1882.

Note: Cranbrook Uniting was formerly the Presbyterian Church.  

Location

Address:Tasman Highway, Cranbrook Uniting Church, Cranbrook, 7190
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.007328
Long: 148.069548
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

         In Memoriam
REV. THOMAS DOVE M.A.
First Minister Of This Church
He Was Born At Glasgow Scotland  April 24th 1803
Arrived In Swanport In August 1844
And After Labouring In This District As A Christian Minister
For 38 Years, He Died At Swansea August 27th 1882 Aged 79 Years

Erected by his Congregation.

Source: MA
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