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09-October-2015 (John Huth)
09-October-2015 (John Huth)
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The plaque records the 1874 gift of land on which the church stands by the Fitzroy Bessemer Hematite Iron and Coal Company, and the centenary of the first iron smelting in Australia.


Address:Main Street (Old Hume Highway) & Station Street, St Stephen`s Anglican Church , Mittagong, 2575
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.451283
Long: 150.448491
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Approx. Event Start Date:1848
Approx. Event End Date:1948


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 3rd October, 1948
Front Inscription

This tablet was dedicated by the Very Reverend S. Barton Babbage, M.A., Ph. D. Dean of Sydney, on Sunday, October the 3rd, 1948. 

Is placed here to record the gift by the Fitzroy Bessemer Hematite Iron and Coal Co. Ltd. in 1874 of one acre of land on which this present Church of St Stephen Stands.

Also to commemorate the centenary of the first iron smelting works in Australia.

Source: MA,H
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au