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The plaque commemorates the restoration of the stonework of the church in 1953.

The Governor, Sir John Northcott, last Saturday unveiled a commemorative tablet at Sydney's oldest church, the historic St. James, King Street, to mark the restoration work being carried out there. The function was attended by a large number of Sydney citizens, representative of all walks of life. The Rector, Canon E. J Davidson, said after the unveiling that at least £15,000 was needed to complete the restoration.
Construction (Sydney),  29 July 1953.


Address:173 King Street, St James Anglican Church, Sydney, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.869486
Long: 151.211172
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 23rd July, 1953
Front Inscription

This tablet commemorates the restoration of the stonework of this Church and was unveiled on St. James` Day July 25 1953 by His Excellency Lieut-General Sir John Northcott K.C.M.G., C.B., M.V.O., Governor of New South Wales and dedicated by 
His Grace the Most Reverend H. W. K. Mowll D.D. Archbishop of Sydney and Primate of Australia

Source: MA
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