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Memorial erected over grave in memory of Reverend Barnabas Walker who died in 1878. 

Reverend Walker was ordained in 1854 and was the first Minister appointed to Pentridge (later Coburg) and his circuit included the sparsely populated Eltham, Research, Kangaroo Ground, St. Andrews, Healesville, Marysville and Lilydale areas.

He was a man of huge energy and capacity, attributes which were to lead to an early death. He was instrumental int the completion of St Philips in Hoddle Street Collingwood and in 1875 he then applied his energies to the then dwindling parish of St. Matthew’s, High Street, Prahran.

He was instrumental in the construction of that Church on its present site which necessitated a change in State legislation. The workload was too much for him and upon announcing the Hymn “All Glory, Laud and Honour” from the pulpit on Palm Sunday on 14 April 1878, he collapsed and died within hours aged 45.  Parishioners erected a handsome “Malmsbury bluestone” memorial at his grave site. 


Address:Dandenong Road (Cnr Hotham Street), St Kilda Cemetery, Church of England B158, St Kilda East, 3183
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.860938
Long: 145.002362
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People
Monument Manufacturer:Brown (Carlton)


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1878
Source: MA
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