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Two trees planted by Lady Gowrie commemorate the 62nd anniversary of St John`s Anglican Church.

St John's Anglican Parish was established in 1882. The original building, which was licensed for use on 16th June 1882, extended to the present chancel steps and cost ₤1,200.  The idea of adding classrooms to the building for a school was abandoned when state aid was withdrawn from denominational schools from the end of 1882.

Lady Gowrie planted a tree in the grounds of the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Balmain North, yesterday to mark its 62nd anniversary. A second tree was planted by her for Lord Gowrie, who was unable to attend. 
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 19 June 1944.


Address:Birchgrove Road & Spring Street, St John`s Anglican Church, Birchgrove, 2041
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.852617
Long: 151.179425
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1882
Approx. Event End Date:1944


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 18th June, 1944
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This tree was planted by His Excellency the Governor General Lord Gowrie on Sunday, June 18th, 1944.

The 62nd anniversary of this Church and before his departure from Australia.



Source: MA
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