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The cross commemorates 100 years of Anglican Ministry in Gilgandra.

The Bishop of Bathurst on Monday afternoon laid the foundation stone of the new Church of England buildings at Gilgandra. The building is to cost £500, towards which some substantial donations were received.
Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW),
25 September 1902.

Note: The Bush Brotherhood was a group of Anglican religious orders providing itinerant priests to minister to sparsely-settled rural districts in Australia. They were described as a "band of men" who could "preach like Apostles" and "ride like cowboys."  The Brotherhood of the Good Shepherd was established about 1903 in Dubbo, New South Wales. The Brotherhood of the Good Shepherd published The Bush Brother Magazine from 1904 to 1980.




Address:Wamboin & Myrtle Streets, St Ambrose Memorial Church, Gilgandra, 2827
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.709678
Long: 148.663397
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Cross
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1902
Approx. Event End Date:2002


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 22nd September, 2002
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This ironbark cross, hewn by hand, commemorates 100 years of Anglican ministry in   Gilgandra.

A memorial to the commitment to Christ of the Bush Brothers

22. 9. 2002

Source: MA
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