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The painting "Jesus Is Condemned To Death" commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in the Gallipoli campaign in World War One. The artwork is part of the 14 Stations of The Cross in St Joseph`s Church which were unveiled at the blessing and opening of the church on the 22nd June 1919. 

Stations of the Cross. (1) By Private S. Freill, in memory of friends killed at Gallipoli (2) by T. J. Bowen, jun., in memory of Private Len Bowen, died in England, 1918; (3) by Mrs. Cohen, in memory of Driver Cohen, killed on the Somme, 1918; (4) by the Fitzgerald family, "Huntsgrove, " in memory of Private W. B. Fitzgerald, killed in France, 1918; (5) by Private W. J. O'Brien, in memory of friends killed at Lone Pine, 1915; (6) by F. Babbage, in memory of Private J. Babbage, killed in France, 1915; (7) by Mrs. Nelson, in memory of Private A. J. Nelson, killed at Gallipoli, 1915; (8) by T. McGuire (of Boggabri) in memory of Private J. J. McGuire, killed in France, 1918, and Private C. F. McGuire, killed in Egypt, 1916; (9) by Mrs. Best, in memory of Private W. J. Best, killed in France, 1918; (10) by A. Turner (of Carrol), in memory of Private L. A. Turner, killed in France, 1917; (11) by E. Grace (of Tambar Springs), in memory of Corporal Roy Grace, killed in France, 1916; (12) by Mrs. Bloomfield, in memory of Sergeant J. Bloomfield, killed in France, 1917; (13) by J. L. Cushan, in memory of Private Dave Cushan, killed in France, 1917; (14) by Mrs. Ford, in memory of Private J. Ford, killed at sea, 1916.
Excerpt from Blessing & Opening of the Church, 
Catholic Press Sydney, 17 July 1919. 



Address:346 Conadilly Street, Saint Joseph's Catholic Church, Gunnedah, 2380
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.980201
Long: 150.258414
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Art
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 22nd June, 1919
Front Inscription

Jesus Is Condemned To Death


Plaque :

Erected by Private S. Freill

In memory of friends killed at Gallipoli 1915.

R. I. P.



Source: MA
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