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Christ Church Centenary Plaque : November 2013
Christ Church Centenary Plaque : November 2013

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The plaque commemorates the centenary of the laying of the Christ Church foundation stone in 1843.

In 1843 the foundation stone of Christ Church, Geelong, was laid by Bishop Broughton, first Anglican bishop of Australia. Bishop Broughton was appointed archdeacon and chaplain to the Australian colonists by the Duke of Wellington, and subsequently became Bishop. On his second trip to Victoria from Sydney he visited Geelong, and, in very rough weather, was rowed for five and a half miles from the ship to the landing place. He laid the foundation stone of the church on October 7.
Chronicle (Adelaide), 19th October 1933.


Address:McKillop & Moorabool Streets, Christ Church Anglican , Geelong, 3220
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.153119
Long: 144.358329
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event Start Date:7th-October-1843
Actual Event End Date:7th-October-1943


Front Inscription

This stone commemorates the centenary of the laying of the foundation stone of this Church on 7th October 1843 and records the names of the incumbents

1845 Rev.  E .Collins                            1914 Rev H. S. Hollow M.A.
1855    "     G. Goodman M.A. Canon   1918   "     C. K.Cole M.A.
1906    "     C. H. Nash M.A.         "       1922   "     E. Schweiger Th.L.
1908    "     F. W. Newton           "          1932  "     D. M. DeaseyY M.A.
1942 Rev. R. D. Peatt  M.A., B.D.

Inscription in Proximity

Through the efforts of Sir Charles Sladen the foundation stone of this building was laid Oct 7th 1843 by W.G.Broughton D.D.
Lord Bishop of Sydney and the Church consecrated Oct 25 1859 by Charles Perry D.D. Lord Bishop of Melbourne

Source: MA
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