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Reverend Partidge Monument
Reverend Partidge Monument

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Monument erected where the ashes of Reverend Partridge and his wife were laid to rest.

In 1978 the ashes of Rev. Kingsley 'Skipper' Partridge were buried under a gum-tree at the Old Timers Home in Alice Springs. 'Skipper', a Presbyterian Patrol Padre with the Australian Inland Mission , operated in the Central Sector from 1917-1919 and from 1931-1952. He died at Victor Harbor in 1976 aged 84. 'Skipper' Partridge was a great friend and admirer of the Reverend John Flynn, and conducted the memorial service for him in 1951. The service was broadcast to outback stations throughout Australia over the Flying Doctor Radio Network.

Location

Address:Stuart Highway, Old Timers Home & Museum, Alice Springs, 0870
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.742156
Long: 133.868856
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Religion

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1978
Front Inscription

                  The Ashes Of
REVEREND KINGSLEY FOSTER PARTRIDGE
          M.B.E., M.A. 1892 - 1976
         Veteran Patrol Padre Of The 
          Australian Inland Mission
   From 1917 -1919 And 1931 -1952 
  Affectionately Known To The People Of The
              Outback As "Skipper"
                And Of His Loving Wife
      GERTRUDE ROSE PARTRIDGE
                  1898 -1977
     Were Laid To Rest In This Place
    On 18th September 1978
                They Lived
"To Make The Lonely Places Happier
              Safer And Better"

 

 

Source: MA
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