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Friends Meeting House
Title : Friends Meeting House Friends Meeting House
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Creator : Moore, Patricia, photographer
Date of creation : 2003
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 375 x 550
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

In 1840 London members of the Society of Friends (Quakers) donated a pre-fabricated building to be used as a Meeting House by the early South Australian Quaker community. Because of difficulties with transporting the materials to Mount Barker, where the earliest Friends in South Australia had settled, the building was erected on land in North Adelaide which had previously been given by John Barton Hack as a burial ground. One of the original trustees, Samuel Gurney, was the youngest brother of prison reformer Elizabeth Fry, and cousin to another Quaker, Edward Gibbon Wakefield.

Related names :

Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, 1780-1845
Gurney, Samuel
Hack, John Barton, 1805-1884
Wakefield, Edward Gibbon, 1796-1862
Quaker Meeting House (North Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 2003
Period : 1946-1979
Place : North Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :
Goldney, F.H. The Quaker meeting house, North Adelaide, [Adelaide]: Pioneers Association of South Australia, 1968
'Meeting house for the Society of Friends', Adelaide chronicle and South Australian advertiser, 24 December 1839, p. 4
Stevenson, Charles. The millionth snowflake: the history of Quakers in South Australia, North Adelaide, S. Aust.: The Religious Society of Friends (Adelaide Meeting), 1987
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