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Freeman Street Sunday School treat
Title : Freeman Street Sunday School treat Freeman Street Sunday School treat
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Source : Adelaide Observer, 6 April 1861, p. 8, col. a
Date of creation : 1861
Format : Newspaper
Dimensions : 125 x 60 mm
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In every Protestant church, the largest organisation was the Sunday School, even in country towns - for example, at Goolwa there was a Sunday School of 200 at the Wesleyan Church by the 1870s. Freeman Street Congregational Church was Adelaide's main Congregational church. It had been built to the plans of George Kingston in 1840 when the early congregation had outgrown their first chapel on North Terrace. Eventually, the church now known as Pilgrim Church in Flinders Street was built to replace the Freeman Street building. Prominent members included Alexander and Agnes Hay of 'Linden'. Alexander Hay had made a fortune through a shop in Rundle Street and investment in land. The Hays were generous to many charities, and on more than one occasion hosted the annual Sunday School picnic at their home at Beaumont.
Related names :

Hay, Alexander, 1820-1898

Hay, Alexander, Mrs

Kingston, George Strickland, 1807-1880

Freeman Street Congregational Chapel (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Freeman Street Congregational Sunday School (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Goolwa Methodist Church (S. Aust.)

Linden (Burnside, S. Aust.: House)

Pilgrim Church (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1861
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.); Beaumont (S. Aust.)
Further reading :
Jones, Brian and Jim Everett. An historical and architectural guide to the Pilgrim Church Adelaide, Adelaide: Pilgrim Church, 1980
Laube, Anthony. A lady at sea: the adventures of Agnes Grant Hay, [Glenelg, S. Aust.: A. Laube, 2001]
Laqueur, Thomas Walter. Religion and respectability: Sunday Schools and working class culture, 1780-1850, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1976



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