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Ucolta Baptist Church
Title : Ucolta Baptist Church Ucolta Baptist Church
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Date of creation : ca. 1915
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Description :
For many small communities the local church was the centre of social life. It was here that the ceremonies marking the pivotal points of life were celebrated - commemorating birth, marriage and death. South Australia is said to have had a particularly high number of buildings constructed from corrugated iron, and this material was used for many country churches. Frequently buildings had to be constructed quickly, using whatever materials were available. In the 1830s the first settlers at Encounter Bay built their church from wattle branches; at Marree in the 1880s camel drivers built the first mosque in Australia from gum tree boughs and sheets of iron; and at Ucolta in the early years of the 20th century, Baptists built their church of corrugated iron.
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Ucolta Baptist Church

Coverage year : 1915
Place : Ucolta (S. Aust.)
Region : Mid North
Further reading :
Baptist record of South Australia, Adelaide, S. Aust.: Publishers Ltd, 1923-1951
Hill, AC. Still thy church extend: being a history of the Baptist Church of South Australia ..., Sydney: Australian Baptist Publishing House, 1963
South Australian Baptist Union. Ucolta church. Church records, 1894-1964, SRG 465/37



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