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The plaque commemorates Caroline Phillippa Augusta Short who was the first person buried in the church grounds in February 1848.



Address:St Bernards Road, St George`s Anglican Church, Magill, 5072
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.907621
Long: 138.675802
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:16-February-1848
Actual Event End Date:16-February-1848


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2007
Front Inscription

To the memory of Caroline Phillippa Augusta Short

The first burial in the churchyard on 16th February 1848, aged 1 year, an infant daughter of Bishop Augustus Short just seven weeks after arriving in South Australia. Extracts from the Bishop`s diary state : "The intense heat at the period of our landing, the thermometer in our bedrooms at Government House at night being 95 degrees, seems to have overpowered her and she gradually grew worse and worse, till it pleased God to take her from us ... she has fallen a martyr to the cause on which we embarked."

St George`s Historical Group 2007


Source: MA
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