The Pebble Church

The Pebble Church – A brief History

I hope that you find this little church as beautiful as we all did.

St Peter’s Anglican Church, known as the “Pebble Church”, is located at 367 Dunolly Rd, Carapooee,  approximately thirteen kilometers south of St Arnaud in Western Victoria, Australia.  During the gold rush the area was called ‘St Peter’s Diggings’, but known by the local Aborigines as ‘The Carapooee’, (“an earthly paradise”).  It was to here that many miners and their families made their way in the 1800’s.

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A Family Reunion

At home for the last time, we got to work!  We were expecting around 40 immediate family, and those considered family, for lunch the following day. Isn’t that what everyone does a week and a half out from settlement!

A branch from one of the bottlebrushes growing down the lane made the perfect Christmas tree simply adorned with a few decorations that we had found during previous visits.  With the tree set up, a few additional decorations were set out.  Then a table was set up with a a few bits and pieces to take everyone on a trip down memory lane.  Added to the table were sweet pea seeds, and coathangers that mum had covered, for family to help themselves to.

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