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A monument commemorates Thomas Angwin,the first Wesleyan Minister in Mudgee, who died in 1867 at the age of 35. The monument has been vandalised several times. 

MUDGEE. (From The Western Post, August 2.) The Rev. Thomas Angwin -It is our painful duty to chronicle in this issue the death of the abovenamed gentleman, which took place at his residence in Church street, yesterday afternoon. It is needless to say that the profound sympathy of all classes is expressed for his relatives under the affliction, and that not only by that particular body in which he had so long laboured as a devoted and faithful pastor, but by others, of various shades of religious opinion, who were simply identified with him socially. The deceased gentleman was a native of Cornwall, in England, and commenced his ministerial labours in this colony about 12 years ago. As the respective spheres of his duty, may be mentioned Singleton, Parramatta, Bathurst, Orange, the Goulburn district, and latterly Mudgee and Kiama. For three years he filled the office of minister here, and during that time, not only did he endear himself to his flock, but gained the lasting esteem of his fellow ministers of other denominations, as well as the respect of their people by his simplicity of character and his truly Christian demeanour.
Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW), 
 8 August 1867.


Address:85 - 89 Mortimer Street, Uniting Church, Mudgee, 2850
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.593191
Long: 149.587535
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

The Memory Of
The Rev. Thomas Angwin

Wesleyan Minister
Who Was Born At Mithian,
Cornwall England
And Died At Mudgee
On August 1st 1867,
Aged 35 years.

The memory of the just
is Blessed.
 Proverbs, X. 7.

Back Inscription


        A Grateful
Acknowledgement Of
The Benefits Derived
       From The
    Faithful Labours
     Of The Late
Rev. Thomas Angwin,
During A Pastorate Of
Three Years; Of His
Zealous Efforts For The
    Erection Of The
Mudgee Wesleyan Church,
And His Deep Interest In
The General Welfare
Of The Community.
     This Memorial
Is Erected By The Small
Contributions, Of A Large
Number Of His Friends
And Admirers In The
Mudgee Wesleyan Circuit.

Source: MA,HNSW
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