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31-January-2016
31-January-2016
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A plaque erected by teachers and scholars in memory of Joseph Sowerby, first superintendent of St Augustine's Sunday School 1890 - 1918. 

The funeral of the late Mr. Joseph Sowerby, of Morgan-street, Merewether, took place yesterday afternoon, the interment being in the Church of England portion of the Sandate Cemetery, the cortege was preceded by the teachers and scholars of the Sunday school, and proceeded to St Augustine's Church, where a school service was conducted by the Rev. Canon Wright, a large number of relatives and friends being present. During the service the congregation sang the deceased's favourite hymn, "Thy Way, Not Mine," as the remains were being removed the organist played the "Dead March." The deceased gentleman was held in the highest esteem by the whole neighbourhood, having been most indefatigable in church and Sunday school work almost during the whole of his life. He had filled the position of Sunday school superintendlent at St. Augustlne's Church ever since the building had been erected, viz., 28 years. As a mark of their esteem and appreciation the teachers and scholars three years ago made him a presentation. 
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW),
15 January 1918.

Location

Address:Llewellyn & Winsor Streets, St Augustine`s Anglican Church, Merewether, 2291
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.941579
Long: 151.750793
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 
            JOSEPH SOWERBY
First Superintendent St Augustine`s S. School 1890 -1918
            Died 12th January, 1918, 
             His Labours Are Ended -
                 He Rests In Peace.

ERECTED BY THE TEACHERS AND SCHOLARS. 

 
Source: MA
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