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The plaque commemorates the centenary of the Point McLeay Mission Church. The Mission Church currently features on the Australian $50 note.

Point McLeay Mission was founded on the shores of Lake Alexandrina in 1859 by the Aborigines' Friends Association for the Aboriginal people of the Lower Lakes. George Taplin, the Congregational minister, was its first administrator.  Following Government administration from 1916, Point McLeay was returned to the Ngarrindjeri people in 1974 and renamed Raukkan in 1982. 

Note : As at 8-March-2019, the plaque has been removed from the wall.


Address:Seymour Street, Point McLeay Mission Church, Raukkan Aboriginal Community, 5259
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.507622
Long: 139.132797
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1868
Approx. Event End Date:1968


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 5th May, 1968
Front Inscription

This plaque was unveiled on 5th May 1968

To commemorate the centenary of the Point McLeay Church

1868 - 1968

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