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

Photograph depicting the two foundation stones of the former Seamen's Institute located on Siddeley Street.
Object Registration
siddeley street institute, reverend a. gurney-goldsmith, sir thomas david gibson carmichael (1859–1926), governor of victoria, lord henry stafford northcote (1846–1911), governor general of australia, flinders street mission, australian wharf
Historical information
The bottom stone was the foundation stone for the main building laid Tuesday 5 February 1907, and the middle stone was the foundation stone for the chapel, laid Tuesday 1 December 1908. The two stones were inserted on the wall of the current Mission building probably when the Siddeley Street institute was demolished. The stones are located in the courtyard on the wall of the former chaplain's office. next to the chapel.
When Made
6 August 2019
The stones are the few remnants of the first Central Institute.
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