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St Augustine`s Anglican Church was built as a war memorial and thank offering for peace to commemorate those who served in World War One. 

The foundation stone of the present war-memorial church was laid in December 1919 by Archbishop Donaldson. An imposing two-story brick building with a columbarium chapel on the lower level, it is noted for its stained-glass windows, including several by William Bustard (1894 - 1973). The building was opened on 17 October 1920, and dedicated on 17 April 1921.The architects were G. H .M. Addison & Son.

The Hamilton parish is now preparing for the opening of the War Memorial Church, which will take place very shortly. It is expected that the church, a very beautiful brick building, will be completed in about two weeks, and special services will be held, including those of a valedictory nature in the old church, and several in connection with the opening of the new building, in one of which all returned soldiers will be invited to take part. The church has been built as a war memorial and thanksoffering for peace, and as the key note of the scheme has so far been one of voluntary contributing — in many instances undenominational— it has been decided to install an honour roll recording the names of those who are taking the opportunity of practically expressing their appreciation of the sacrifices of our men and women, of the safe return of their dear ones, and the restoration of peace. It is hoped that the contributions yet to come in will be of a generous nature as the contract price is nearly £6,000. 
Telegraph (Brisbane), 4 September 1920.


Address:56 Racecourse Road, Hamilton , 4007
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.436619
Long: 153.064013
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Designer:G. M. H. Addison & Son (architects)
Source: MA
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