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The plaque commemorates the founding the first Christian Endeavour Society in Australia in 1888.

The first Queensland Christian Endeavour (CE) Society was commenced in 1888 in the capital city, Brisbane. Several churches of the Congregational and Baptist denominations quickly commenced CE and the State Union was formed in 1891. Christian Endeavour grew strongly in city and country churches and by 1935 there were 721 Societies with 15125 members in the State. 

This afternoon (3 o'clock), at the City Tabernacle, a Tablet commemorating the founding of the first Christian Endeavour Society in Australasia will be unveiled by the Queensland President.
The Brisbane Courier (Qld), 19 February 1910.


Address:Wickham Terrace & Edward Street, City Baptist Tabernacle, Brisbane, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.464881
Long: 153.024742
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event Start Date:06-February-1888
Actual Event End Date:06-February-1888


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 19th February, 1910
Front Inscription

For Christ and the Church

This tablet commemorates the founding of the first Society of Christian Endeavour in Australasia in connection with this (then Wharf St.) Baptist Church 

Feb. 6. 1888

Erected in token of gratitude to God by Queensland Christian Endeavourers

Feb. 19. 1910

Source: MA
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