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Memorial tablet erected by the congregation and Sunday School to the memory of George Hewlett who died in 1894 at the age of 74.

George Hewlett was a deacon of the church and  also a member of the first municipal council in 1859. He served as mayor on numerous occasions, was treasurer of  Wollongong Hospital and trustee of the Illawarra Building Society. 

Oct. 14. A special service was held in the Congregational Church yesterday, when a marble tablet which had been erected to the memory of the late Mr. George Hewlett was unveiled in the presence of a representative gathering. Mr. Hewlett was one of the founders of the church, deacon and secretary for 30 years, and superintendent of the Sunday school for 35 years. An appropriate sermon was preached by Rev. E. T. Miles from the text "A man greatly beloved." The Rev. J. W. Dowson (Wesleyan) also assisted in the service. 
Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW), 
19 October 1895.


Address:33 Market Street, Wollongong Congregational Church, Wollongong, 2500
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.424194
Long: 150.898389
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 13th October, 1895
Front Inscription

 Sacred to the Memory of 
One of the Founders
    Of this Church
Deacon and Secretary
    For 30 years 
Superintendent of Sunday
 School for 35 years
Died 24th March 1894
   Aged 74 years 
" A man greatly beloved "

         Erected by the 
Sunday School, Old Scholars 
And Members of the Church


Source: MA
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