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The plaque commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the first Methodist Service held in Western Australia in 1830.

The history of Wesley Church traces all the way back to the voyage of the “Tranby”, which sailed from Hull, England, carrying 37 pioneers bound for the Swan River Colony, arriving in Fremantle on 3 February 1830.  One of those early pioneers, Joseph Hardey, conducted a thanksgiving service on the beach, laying the foundation for the beginning of the Methodist Church in WA.




Address:Mrs Trivett Place, The Round House Precinct, Fremantle, 6160
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.056246
Long: 115.741037
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1830
Approx. Event End Date:1980


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 10th February, 1980
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This plaque unveiled by the Hon. Sir Francis Burt, K.C.M.G. on 10th February, 1980. 

To mark the 150th anniversary of the first Methodist service in W.A. held on the adjacent beach.

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