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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Discovering Little Treasures

During our final visit to our family home, my sisters, Sonnie and Jan, and Gary and I took a half day away from the packing and cleaning to explore what used to be our greater back yard.  The plan – to deliver more goods to St Vincent de Paul in St Arnaud, to have lunch at the cafe “Country Delights” which is housed in an historic building opposite the beautiful Botanical Gardens in St Arnaud, and finally a drive to the wineries in nearby Moonambel.

So with the morning’s work complete, we loaded up Jan’s car, climbed in, and headed off.  First stop, and we unloaded yet another stash of goodies that hopefully will find a new home via the St Vincent de Paul Op Shop.

Next stop “Country Delights.  What a beautiful old building, I think it used to be the offices of what was once the Kara Kara Shire, and was constructed in 1902 using locally made bricks.  The interior was beautiful, the high timber ceilings, the windows and the artwork on the walls.

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