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The cairn commemorates the centenary of Congregational Church from 1866 to 1966.

Huge population growth was expected in Alma with the proclamation of four neighbouring settlements being Alma North, Alma Plains, Alma and Alma South. A few kilometres further north saw the township of Alma Plains grow, and the Congregational Church (1866) was an integral part of the town. However membership numbers waned during the early 20th Century and the church was relocated to Alma and continued services until 1972 when it was sold to a local resident.


Address:Almond Tree & Freebairn Roads, Alma Congregational Church, Alma, 5401
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.238032
Long: 138.634991
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1866
Approx. Event End Date:1966


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 23rd October, 1966
Front Inscription

This Cairn Was Dedicated By The 
Rev. John Bennett, M.A., B.Litt. 
President Of The Congregational 
Union Of S.A. On October 23rd 1966
To Mark The Centenary Of The 
Congregational Church At Alma.

Source: MA
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