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Headstone commemorates the Reverend Robert Miller, the second Presbyterian minister at Grafton, who died in 1855.

Robert Miller died in 1855 and was buried near the Presbyterian manse which was located on Wilson's Hill. In 1914 the property was purchased by Mr Schwinghammer but it was not until 1929 that the tombstone was disclosed.  The Presbyterian congregation of South Grafton then had the headstone restored and removed to St Stephens church.

Location

Address:69 Wharf Street, St Stephen`s Presbyterian Church, South Grafton, 2460
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.705603
Long: 152.936092
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Religion
Link:http://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au

Dedication

Front Inscription

     TO THE MEMORY OF 
 THE REVd. ROBERT MILLER
 A NATIVE OF WEST KILBRIDE,
           SCOTLAND
AND FOR SEVEN YEARS A ZEALOUS
 AND SUCCESSFUL MISSIONARY
AT BOMBAY, IN THE EAST INDIES
               WHO DIED
IN THE FULL ASSURANCE OF FAITH
    ON THE 6TH APRIL1855,
IN THE 45TH YEAR OF HIS AGE
    HAVING BEEN SETTLED 
FOR NINE MONTHS PREVIOUS,
 AS A PRESBYTERIAN MINISTER
          AT GRAFTON.

     This stone is erected 
         By the inhabitants
     Of North and South Grafton
    By whom he was much esteemed 
        And deeply regretted 
" The hour of my departure's come
I hear the voice that calls me home
   at last, O Lord ! let trouble cease,
And let thy servant die in peace."

 

 

Source: HNSW
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