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Poster - Special Lantern Services 1917

From the Collection of Mission to Seafarers Victoria 717 Flinders Street Docklands Victoria

Description
A small poster or flyer with blue printed text and featuring the Missions to Seamen, Melbourne flag with logo. Addressed at the top edge as A Message to Men advertising Special Lantern Services in the Seamen's Chapel on the Australian Wharf for Holy Week and Easter 1917.Describes a program of special services and concerts or recitals for the last week of lent and Easter Day. Rev A.G Goldsmith and Rev C L Crossley as Chaplains.
Object Registration
2084
Keywords
lantern services
Historical information
1917 was the year in which the new Mission at 717 Flinders St extension was being built but did not open until after Michaelmas that year. The old Mission opened in 1907 on the Australian Wharf was obviously still in operation. Proposed remodelling of the wharf necessitating removal of the Mission perhaps deferred due to the Great War.
When Made
1917
Significance
This detailed poster intended for visiting crews in 1917 provides some insight into the fact of continued access to the old Mission required circa 1914 by the Port Authority to be vacated. As an ephemeral document it has survived unusually well.
Last updated
3 Jun 2020 at 2:51PM