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Palmer Street Church, Woolloomooloo, around 1908, with the Reverend Tom Thorburn standing at the entrance / H. Cazneaux Photo.
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Palmer Street Church, Woolloomooloo, around 1908, with the Reverend Tom Thorburn standing at the entrance / H. Cazneaux Photo.
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Date:
[c1908]
Format:
1 albumen print, mounted on card : sepia tinted ; 11 x 15.5 cm (mounted size: 20.2 x 24.7 cm)
Inscription:
Signed 'H. Cazneaux Photo' below image right.
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Description:
The foundation stone for the Palmer Street Presyterian Church, designed by colonial architect Edmund Blacket, was laid in May 1856 and the building opened for worship in 1858. The entablature reads 'Presbyterian Church / Erected 1858'. The church was on the corner of Stanley and Palmer Streets and the terrace house attached to the church on the right in this photograph was the manse and at the time this photograph was taken was probably the residence of the Reverend James Thomas (Tom) Thorburn (1860-1935). He was the youngest son of Scots emigrants Robert Thorburn and Jessie Catherine McKenzie, born on the family dairy farm Barr Hill at Jasper's Brush in the Shoalhaven district of New South Wales. Following his marriage to Miriam Macgillivray in 1892 he was appointed to the parish of Tenterfield (1893-1895). From Tenterfield he went to Walcha, then Palmer Street, Woolloomooloo, Gloucester, Eskbank and finally, Blayney (1920-1932) He retired from Blayney and went to live with his unmarried sisters at Meroogal in Nowra.
Provenance:
Estate of June Wallace (1917-2010)
Source:
Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection ; June Wallace papers: JMW/9
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Record number:
39269