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The plaque commemorates seventy years of Methodism being undertaken at Surface Hill in Gympie. Although the tablet has the date 27th August 1938, the tablet was set into a stone wall and unveiled on the 4th December 1938. 

GYMPIE, Dec. 4.— Set in a sand stone wall built by relief labor at a cost of £3000, a tablet commemorating 70 years of Methodism at the Surface Hill church, Gympie, was unveiled by the State Treasurer (Mr, Cooper) today. The strength and security of the wall, Mr. Cooper said, was emblematic of the strength and security for which the Church itself stood in the community. Rev. Ernest Hall, chairman of the District Methodist Conference, presided. Mrs. Menear, president of the Women's Guild, handed to the secretary a cheque for £50 from the guild towards the cost of the wall.
Daily Mercury (Mackay, Qld.), 6 December 1938.

Note :  Since April 2013, the building has no longer functioned as a church.


Address:Channon Street, Former Surface Hill Uniting Church, Gympie, 4570
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.188817
Long: 152.65757
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 4th December, 1938
Front Inscription

This tablet was erected to commemorate 70 years of Methodism at Surface Hill, Gympie.

August 27th 1938.

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au