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The plaque commemorates the centenary of the Christ Church Cathedral in Grafton.  

No shrub as described on the plaque exists.

On June 24, 1874, during the meeting of Synod, the foundation stone for the Cathedral was set by the Bishop (Dr. Turner), but there the work ceased for the time being. It was not until 1881 that contracts were let for the walls and roofs, and on St. James's Day, July 25, 1884, the cathedral was opened and dedicated by Bishop Turner, the Primate (Dr. Barry) being the preacher. The architect Was Mr. J. Horbury Hunt. Grafton was formerly part of the Diocese of Grafton and Armidale, but separate Dioceses of Grafton and of Armidale were created in 1914, Dr. Cecil Druitt being the first Bishop of Grafton.



Address:Ashton Street & Bangalow Road, All Soul`s Anglican Church, Bangalow, 2479
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.685937
Long: 153.528182
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event Start Date:25-July-1884
Actual Event End Date:25-July-1984


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 24th October, 1984
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This shrub donated by All Souls Guild

Dedicated 24 - 10 - 84 by Fr M. Irvine

To commemorate centenary of Christ Church Cathedral Grafton

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