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The Baptistry commemorates Canon Drought, the second vicar of the parish.

The second vicar, Canon Drought (1900-1917 ),was a graduate of Trinity College Cambridge with honours in mathematics as well as theology. He led the parish during the difficult days of the First World War and resigned during the conflict, suffering the tragic loss of one of his own sons on the Western Front.

A memorial to the labors of the late Canon Drought is to be placed at St John`s, Toorak. It will take the form of a baptistry, at a cost of £300. The late Canon was a worker in the diocese for 38 years.
Excerpt from Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), 17 May 1919. 

Archdeacon Hindley will dedicate the Baptistry at St. John's, Toorak, on March 14, in memory of the late Canon Drought.
Excerpt from The Herald (Melbourne), 28 February 1920. 


Address:86 Clendon Road , St John`s Church, Toorak, 3142
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.841902
Long: 145.014149
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Monument Designer:Walter Butler


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 14th March, 1920
Source: MA
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