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The Eastern Church Bell was restored to Christian use to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.

The bell is the oldest church bell in Australia, and it was believed to be installed by the Emperor Constantine in 320 A.D., and was rescued by the Allies from a ruined mosque in 1918.  Constantine was the first Emperor of the Roman Empire to convert to Christianity in 325 A.D.




Address:56 Racecourse Road, St Augustine`s Anglican Church, Hamilton , 4007
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.436619
Long: 153.064013
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Front Inscription

 A. M. D. G.

This Eastern Church bell, rescued by the  Allies in 1918 from a ruined mosque, is here restored to Christian use in memory of the heroic dead, being the gift of Capt. & Mrs. W. Campbell Thomson

Source: MA
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