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10-August-2021 (Stephen langman)
10-August-2021 (Stephen langman)

Photographs supplied by Georgina Bliss / Stephen Langman

The cairn commemorates the work of the Smith of Dunesk Mission in the Beltana area.

The Smith of Dunesk Mission was an inter-denominational organisation set up principally to convert Aboriginal people. In particular, the fund came to support the work of Presbyterian ministers working with the people of the outback.

 

 

Location

Address:Second & Fourth Streets, , Beltana, 5730
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.813279
Long: 138.415179
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Religion
Designer:

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 16th May, 1961
Front Inscription

To the glory of God

And in commemoration of the historic work of the Smith of Dunesk Mission in this area

Commenced by Robert Mitchell 1895 - 99

And followed by others including,

J. B. Smellie, D. N. Nicholls, J. B. Reid, F. W. Rolland 
(Founder of Nursing Services at Oodnadatta, later Principal of Geelong College),

E. E. Baldwin, W. Gray, J. Flynn, 
(Later Superintendent of the Australian Inland Mission)

R. B. Plowman, J. A. Pawson, H. E. Carey and J. Armour.

Erected in proud tribute by the Exploration Society of Geelong College Victoria on 16th May 1961.

 

Source: MA
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