More than 1,500 Christmas cards featuring the historic All Souls’ Memorial Church at Victoria Estate near Ingham have been distributed across Queensland, Australia and internationally.
Queensland LNP Senator James McGrath has made the historic church the centrepiece of his Christmas cards this year - in recognition of the importance of this sacred monument to the local community.
Senator McGrath said the All Souls’ Anglican Memorial Church was built in remembrance of 11 locals who died during World War One.
“In October 1918 the General Manager of the Victoria Mill dedicated land and £50 towards the construction of the church. Locals then chipped in with fairs, raffles and working bees to see the project through,” Senator McGrath said.
“The church was constructed predominantly with building material from North Queensland including 2,200 maroon roofing tiles and interior fittings of Queensland maple.”
Senator McGrath said the Church was an ongoing tribute to the sacrifice made by those brave young men so long ago.
“A copper tablet inscribed with the eleven names is still featured on the Church as a poignant reminder of the cost of war and the enduring legacy of our forefathers who fought to protect our way of life.”
Each year Senator McGrath chooses a historic Queensland church to feature on his Christmas card.
“It is a simple way to celebrate our rich cultural and religious heritage and to share inspirational stories from our great state at this special time of year.”
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