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The two inner stained glass windows of the East Window of the church commemorate Edwin Nobbs and Fisher Young who were killed at Santa Cruz in August 1864. The windows were unveiled at the consecration of St Barnabas Chapel. 

The first Anglican martyrs in Melanesia were Frederick Lorenzo Fisher Young (usually known as Fisher Young) and Edwin Nobbs, who died in 1864.  Young and Nobbs were descendants of H.M.S. Bounty mutineers; Young was a great-great-grandson of Fletcher Christian (1792-1842).  Young, born on January 27, 1846, was a native of Pitcairn Island.  Nobbs was a son of an Anglican priest stationed on Norfolk Island, the headquarters of the Melanesian Mission.  In 1864 Young, Nobbs, and Bishop John Coleridge Patteson were on Santa Cruz Island when natives shot them with arrows.  Young and Nobbs contracted tetanus and lockjaw.  Young died on August 24, after having forgiven his assailants.





Address:Douglas Drive, St Barnabas Chapel, Norfolk Island, 2899
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.033808
Long: 167.928279
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:16-August-1864
Actual Event End Date:16-August-1864


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 7th December, 1880
Front Inscription

Erected In Memory Of Edwin Nobbs And Fisher
Young. Killed At Santa Cruz August 16th 1864.






Source: MA
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