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15-November-2017
15-November-2017
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A plaque commemorates the founding of Mort`s Dock by Thomas Sutcliffe Mort in February 1854.

Location

Address:Birchgrove Road & Spring Street, St John`s Anglican Church, Balmain, 2041
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.852617
Long: 151.179425
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event STart Date:25-February-1854
Actual Event End Date:25-February-1854

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 12th February, 1956
Front Inscription

This stone, excavated from Mort`s Dock in 1854, commemorating the founding of the dock by Thomas Sutcliffe Mort on 25 - 2 - 1854 and the centenary commemoration service in this church on Sunday 28 - 2 - 1954.

Unveiled by T M Silk, Esq Managing Director Mort`s Dock & Engineering Co Ltd. 12 - 2 - 1956.

The foundations of this church are of stone excavated from Mort`s Dock

Source: MA
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