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The brass plaque commemorates Philip Gidley King (1817 - 1904) who was the first general superintendent of the Peel River Land & Mineral Company, a position he held for over 50 years.

Philip Gidley King was the grandson of Philip Gidley King, the third Governor of New South Wales. When the Peel River Company was formed in 1854 he was appointed manager. In 1843 he married the oldest daughter of the late Mr. H. H. Macarthur, a nephew of Mr. J. Macarthur, of Camden Park, a well-known figure in the colony's early history. 


Address:18 Church Street, St Paul`s Anglican Church, West Tamworth, 2340
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.091545
Long: 150.921597
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

To the glory of God

And in memory of 

Philip - Gidley - King

General Superintendent for the Peel River Land & Mineral Company at Goonoo-Goonoo for over 50 years.

He took much interest in the erection of this Church, the foundation stone being laid in June 1857.

Born at Parramatta Oct 31st 1817
Died at Banksia  Double Bay  Sydney August 5th 1904

This tablet was erected by the Board of Directors London.


Left Side Inscription
Right Side Inscription


Source: MA
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