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The fence commemorates the pioneers of the Church, which was erected in 1894, and was dedicated at the Golden Jubilee in 1944. The old Wesleyan Church was originally erected in 1875 and a new church was constructed in 1894. 

Arthurton, October 29.
Our Wesleyan friends are progressing with the erection of their new church, which is now window-sill high, and there is one unique feature about this Wesleyan Church. It is understood that it is to be opened free of debt, and to assist that end they intend having a big tea meeting on November 12, when the Christian Endeavourers have agreed to make a rally here, and it is to be hoped that they will all rally up. I wish them success in this undertaking, and would like to see their example followed—viz, to open all churches free of debt. So mote it be!
Yorke's Peninsula Advertiser (SA), 2 November 1894.

Note: The Church became the Methodist Church in 1900 and the Uniting Church in 1977. 


Address:24 Main Street, Arthurton Uniting Church, Arthurton, 5572
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.257761
Long: 137.756596
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1894


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 4th November, 1944
Front Inscription

     This Fence
Was Erected In Memory Of
The Pioneers Of This Church
And Dedicated At The 
Golden Jubilee Service
November 4th 1944.

Source: MA
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