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The plaque in the north porch of St Michael's Church commemorates Charles Throsby Smith who gave the land on which the church stands.

In 1834 the town of Wollongong was surveyed by Major Mitchell. Charles Throsby Smith had received a 300 acre land grant from Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1820. He gave a 2-acre block on one of the highest rises of his property to the Church of England which included a condition that the church block be approached by a street on each of its four sides.



Address:Church & Market Streets, St Michael`s Anglican Cathedral, Wollongong, 2520
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.423811
Long: 150.895547
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
Charles Throsby Smith
Who Gave The Land
On Which These Buildings Stand. 

Source: MA
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