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The foundation stone of the Methodist Manse commemorates the Methodist pioneers of 1836.

Monthly Statement by Centenary Committee.
The celebrations at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, on November 8, were most successful. Special services were conducted, morning and evening, in the Kingscote Church, by the Ex President, Rev. A. B. Lloyd. The laying of the foundation stone of the new manse attracted a large gathering, including a good contingent of Methodists from the mainland. Both His Excellency the Governor and Lady Dugan were most genial and friendly.

The Governor's request that the silver trowel presented to him should be retained by the Church as a souvenir of the occasion was most gratefully accepted, and His Excellency sincerely thanked for his thoughtful act. The Rev. A. B. Lloyd, Mr. A. T. Wreford, Mr. R. Wheaton and the circuit missioner assisted at the function. Mrs.S. Allison, better known as Miss Mary Edson, also rendered most valuable service as soloist at the services and Pleasant Sunday Afternoon which followed the foundation stone laying.
Excerpt from Australian Christian Commonwealth (SA ),
18 December 1936.


Address:Murray & Franklin Streets, Kingscote Uniting Church, Kingscote, 5223
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.654302
Long: 137.636992
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1836
Approx. Event End Date:


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 8th November, 1936
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In memory of the Methodist pioneers of 1836

This stone was laid by His Excellency the Governor Sir Winston Dugan K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.

Nov. 8th 1936

Source: MA
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