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A stone from Wyville, the home of Mr and Mrs Daniel Hawkins was erected in 1954 as a tribute to 60 years of service by the family to the church.

Ann Elizabeth Hawkins died recently at her home, 'Wyville', Crisp Lane, Cooma, at the age of 81 years. Mrs. Hawkins may well be called the "Mother of Methodism in Cooma". She held the office of Communion Steward for 50 years and was also President of the Ladies' Church Aid. In her quiet efficient way she served her Church year after year with great devotion. Her husband was a church steward and trustee and for a time a circuit steward.

For many years 'Wyville' was the home of the probationers who ministered in the circuit and Mrs. Hawkins was almost a mother to them. The Hawkins family has been the core of Methodism in Cooma for more than half a century. One of the last occasions that Mrs. Hawking left her home was to attend the laying of the foundation stone of the Church Hall by Dr. R. F. Rayward. In recognition of the service rendered to the Church by the Hawkins family a granite stone from their home was laid as well.
The Methodist (Sydney, NSW), 9 October 1954.


Address:Sharp & Soho Streets, Hawkins Memorial Centre ( formerly Methodist Church) , Cooma, 2630
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.236111
Long: 149.122778
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 11th December, 1954
Front Inscription

This stone from "Wyville", the home of the late Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Hawkins was set here,

A tribute to over 60 years of faithful service by them and their family to this church.

Set 31 - 7 - 54

Dedicated 11 - 12 - 54

Source: MA,H
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