Long his­tory

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

IT HAS has been 100 years this month since build­ing be­gan on St David’s Angli­can Church in Moss­man - but it was not of­fi­cially opened and ded­i­cated un­til 40 years later.

Con­struc­tion of the cur­rent St David’s Church started in 1912, soon af­ter the orig­i­nal wooden St David’s was de­stroyed by a cy­clone in March 1911.

Rev­erend E. Taffs de­signed the church and acted a builder’s labourer but un­for­tu­nately did not live to see com­ple­tion as the con­struc­tion was de­layed by two world wars, eco­nomic de­pres­sion and a cy­clone.

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