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The plaque commemorates the centenary of the building of the Church of the Nativity which was opened as a Mission School in 1886. 

The opening of the new School-church at the Finniss, Queen's Own Town, took place on Monday last, when the Lord Bishop of the Diocese, Dr. Kennion, attended and performed the service of opening and licensing in the presence of a large attendance. The new building is a very substantial one, lofty and roomy.
Southern Argus (SA) 9 Sep 1886.



Address:169 Main Road, Finniss, 5255
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.384528
Long: 138.827222
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event Start Date:06-September-1886
Actual Event End Date:06-September-1986


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 28th September, 1986
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The Church of the Nativity

Mission School - Church in the Parish of Strathalbyn

Opened 6 Sept. 1886 - Closed 5 Sept. 1971

This plaque was placed by the Kemp & Bryce families to commemorate the centenary of the building.

Unveiled by the last Rector Rev. P. Atherton - 28 Sept. 1986

Source: MA
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