St Martin’s Anglican Church, Queenstown


cnr Driffield and Russell Streets. Google Maps
Memorial window
Photo from other direction

On Sunday last we had a visit from the Rev Mr Copeland, Church of England minister, who held service in the store of the Mount Lyell Company. After service he gave an account of how matters stood with regard to his district, and said his idea was to build a small place at Queenstown to serve as a Sun day school, and to hold service in, and asked the assistance of the people towards that end. A. strong committee was formed, and ere long I hope to see the building erected.
Zeehan & Dundas Herald, 8 April 1896
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St Luke’s Anglican Church, Zeehan

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Zeehan and Dundas Herald, 17 July 1891

The first Anglican chapel was opened in 1891, replaced by a concrete church in 1909. The article at the bottom of this page has the history of the Anglican church in Zeehan up to the opening of the new church.

ZEEHAN, Thursday.
Mr. W. G. Wells, contractor, has all the preliminaries in hand towards commencing the erection of the Anglican Church next week. The building will be in camerated cement, and should be completed about the end of May.

The Examiner, 19 January 1909

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Pioneer Cemetery, Tullah


I don’t seem to be able to find out much about this cemetery, other than it exists and there are 3 headstones remaining (shown in above photo, really, and individually below). Some photos of the cemetery when the ground was cleared.

It seems to have been opened or transferred to council control in 1908, with a caretaker appointed the following year. A short newspaper story saysHugh Crompton, aged 12 years was buried at Tullah on 2 March 1907. Although it might not have been on this site or the location is wrong. In 1908, John Price was buried in Catholic section. No doubt the cemetery area was bigger than the space occupied by the three extant headstones.
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