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21-February-2016
21-February-2016

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Marble tablet erected in memory of Robert Anderson, former elder and session clerk of the church who died in 1934. 

A special service was held in Mayfield Presbyterian Church yesterday afternoon to unveil a tablet to the memory of Mr. Robert Anderson, who for many years was prominently associated with the work of the Church. He was superintendent of the Sunday school and session clerk in 1916.  He held the latter position till his death, and was superintendent till 1931. He was the first president of the tennis club and the Scout group committee.  Among those present were Misses H. and D. Hamilton (sisters), Mr. Scott Anderson (brother), and Mrs. H. W. Wheeler and Mrs. Pountenay. Rev. W. G. Reekie presided over the service. The lesson was read by Mr. H. Symes.  Rev. D. R. Hamilton (Balmain), a former minister of the church, took as his text Joshua xxiv. 27: "This stone shall be a witness to us."  Mr. Anderson, he said, was a good and faithful servant, who consecrated his life to the Church.  His memory would be treasured, and would serve as an inspiration to others. The tablet was unveiled by three former scholars of Mr. Anderson, who later became officers of the Church.  They were Mrs. Florence Hay, Mr. Mark Anderson and Mr. James Downie.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW), 
7 October 1935.

Location

Address:33 Hanbury Street (corner Hanbury & Macquarie Streets) , St John`s Presbyterian Church, Mayfield , 2304
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.899983
Long: 151.733604
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Religion
Monument Designer:Palmer & Baxter

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 6th October, 1935
Front Inscription
In  Memoriam
FOR THE LATE 
ROBERT ANDERSON
FOR MANY YEARS
A FAITHFUL ELDER  AND SESSION
CLERK OF THIS CHURCH
AND SABBATH SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT 
AN IDEAL CITIZEN,
A CHRISTIAN GENTLEMAN,
PASSED TO HIGHER SERVICE ON
JANUARY 6th 1934.

"TILL THE DAY BREAKS
AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY." 

ERECTED BY THE MEMBERS OF THIS CHURCH.


                              Palmer & Baxter
Source: MA
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