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Warooka Methodist Church building tenders
Title : Warooka Methodist Church building tenders Warooka Methodist Church building tenders
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Creator : Warooka Methodist Church
Source : Southern Yorke Peninsula Methodist Circuit.
Date of creation : 25 February 1907
Format : Manuscript
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The first Wesleyan Methodist Church at Warooka, or 'Hardwicke Bay,' as it was initially known, was opened in 1874. It was named 'Mount Hardwicke chapel.' In 1907 it was decided to build a new church, and tenders were called. The minutes of a meeting of members of the church for 25 February 1907 record the names and figures for tenders received for the building of the new church. These include: Charles Fischer 470 pounds, G.F. Whitcher 398 pounds, J. Milton 337 pounds, Bogisch Brothers 294 pounds and O.G. Gulin 387 pounds. Messrs Bogisch Brothers of Port Wakefield were the selected builders, the plans were drawn by the Rev. C. Martin. The amount did not include bricks, mortar and labour supplied by church members.

The foundation stone was laid by Mrs Murdock senior, and the church was opened on 24 July 1907 with the largest crowd ever seen in the town being present for the service, fete and sit down meal. The trustees were C.S. Keightley, R. McKenzie, A.G. Treasure, H.J. Vigar, C. Boundy and A. Murdock. Warooka was part of the Yorketown Methodist Circuit which amalgamated in 1965 with the Minlaton Circuit, to become the Southern Yorke Peninsula Circuit.
Related names :

Bogisch brothers

Fischer, Charles

Gulin. O.G.

Milton, J.

Whitcher, G.F.

Coverage year : 1907
Place : Warooka (S. Aust.)
Region : Yorke Peninsula
Further reading :

'Opening of the new church at Warooka,' Australian Christian Commonwealth, 9 August 1907, p. 8

Warooka Historical Committee West of the Peesey: an account of a community : Warooka, Corny Point, Stenhouse Bay Warooka, S. Aust. : Warooka Historical Committee, 1976

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