Historical information

Rev. Archibald E. Newton (1893 - 1959) entered Home Mission work at Waratah. He commenced his ministry in 1927 at Mt. Lyell and Strahan in Tasmania, and subsequently served at Wynard (1930), Wycheproof (1933), Traralgon (1937), Pascoe Vale & Merlynston (1943). He was appointed chaplain to metropolitan gaols in 1941, and from 1946 he was chaplain to gaols and hospitals, including mental hospitals. He parish was known as the "Pitiful Parish". Newton died in Dromana on 30 July 1959.

Physical description

B & W head and shoulders studio portrait of the Rev. Archibald E. Newton.

Inscriptions & markings

Methodist Home Missions. Rev. A.E. Newton, Chaplain to Gaols & Hospitals.