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A plaque, erected by friends to the memory of Reverend J. W. Horberry, builder of the Wonambula Church in 1898 who died at Coonamble on the 4th January 1903. The plaque was removed to Mudgee.

Yesterday afternoon a large congregation assembled at the Methodist Church, Wonambula, for the purpose of witnessing the ceremony of the unveiling of a mural tablet to the memory of the late Rev. J. W. Horberry. The Rev. F.J. Branch conducted the service in his usual able manner taking for his text, Numbers 23rd Chapter 10th Verse — " Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his." During the service special singing was rendered by the members of the Mudgee Methodist choir, and Mr. Percy Deane acted as accompanist. There was a large attendance of the late Rev. gentleman`s Mudgee friends. Miss Fanny Horberry was requested to unveil the tablet which is the work of Mr. D. H. Acton, and bears the following inscription : — Erected by friends in memory of the late Rev J. W. Horberry, who built this Church in the year 1899 and died at Coonamble, January, 1903 "And their works do follow them." 
Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW), 
16 December 1907.


Address:85-89 Mortimer Street, Uniting Church, Mudgee, 2850
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.593179
Long: 149.587414
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 15th December, 1907
Front Inscription

                   By Friends
      To The Memory Of The Late
        REV. J. W. HORBERRY.
        Who Built This Church
           In The Year 1898.
           Died At Coonamble. 
            4th January, 1903.
"And Their Works Do Follow Them." 


         Removed From The
         Wonambula Church

Source: H, MA
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