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A plaque commemorates the centenary of the Cambrian Choir.

The Blackstone-Ipswich Cambrian Choir was founded in 1886, as an adult choir, with the express purpose of competing in what was to become the Queensland Eisteddfod. It is now reputed to be Queensland's longest continuously-performing choir.

A significant Welsh community began to establish itself in the 1880s when a group of young men arrived from Blaenau Ffestiniog in North Wales, together with others from the coal mining districts of South Wales, and started work for Lewis Thomas. This community established a Welsh Church and choirs such as the Cambrian Choir. The first Welsh singing competition (the eisteddfod) was held in the Welsh Church on New Year's Day 1887.


Address:6 Thomas Street, United Welsh Church, Blackstone, 4304
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.623608
Long: 152.798536
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1886
Approx. Event End Date:1986


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1986
Source: QHR
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