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All Saints Memorial Church

Tamrookum Church Road, Tamrookum

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All Saints Memorial Church (2009); EHP

All Saints Memorial Church (2009)

All Saints Memorial Church (1992); EHP

All Saints Memorial Church (1992)

All Saints Memorial Church (2009); EHP

All Saints Memorial Church (2009)

About halfway between Beaudesert and Rathdowney is an idyllic country church; All Saints of Tamrookum. Dedicated by the Anglican Archbishop in August 1915, this family-owned church was designed by RS (Robin) Dods, and dedicated to the memory of Robert Martin Collins (1843-1913). The Collins family had extensive grazing interests in Queensland and the Northern Territory. RM Collins was a founding partner in the North Queensland Pastoral Company and a pioneer of the frozen meat export industry. He was a Member of the Queensland Legislative Council from 1896 to 1913. He and Romeo Lahey initiated the establishment of the Lamington National Park, which was proclaimed in 1915, after his death. The church yard includes two burial areas: one for employees and friends; the other for family. Two interesting graves are those of Constable George Doyle and Albert Dahlke, manager of Carnarvon Station, owned by Collins. Both were killed by the cattle duffing Kenniff brothers in 1902. While this is a family church, visitors are welcome by appointment or may attend services on the third Sunday of every month. The church can be seen through the double entrance gates, hewn by broad axe, which originally marked the entrance to the family home.

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Coordinates: -28.12344387, 152.92298705

Full details of this heritage-registered place are in the Heritage register.

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Last reviewed
1 July 2022
Last updated
28 February 2023