Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Buckland, Tasmania

Buckland, Tasmania  which has about 190 people, so it's a small village. The area around Buckland was settled in 1820, the oldest remaining house was built about 1826.
The Buckland timber mill operated from 1948 till 1981.

Approximately 55 Anglican Churches if not more are to be sold as a result of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse here in Tasmania to fund it!
Cemeteries will be protected.

One such Anglican Church to be sold is the St. John the Baptist at Buckland.  We were fortunate we called into Buckland and took photos of the Church on our travels this year.

'St. John the Baptist Church foundation stone was laid on 22 August 1846 by Fitzherbert Adams Marriott the arch deacon of Hobart.  The inscription on the stone reads "That God may in this place be glorified, and the prayers and praises of the faithful continually offered until Christ shall come again".  The inscription is now on the inside of the wall'..
Wikipedia

The Buckland Inn was built about 1831 and behind it is a large area for self-contained caravans and RV's to park but of course no power but there are toilets.  We didn't stop as we were heading to Hobart which is not that far away.










The above photo is where one wipes your dirty boots/shoes before entering the Church.












30 comments:

  1. Another fine collect. I feel sorry for the people that were sexually abused by those that were supposed to protect them.

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  2. Los delitos de abusos sexuales, deben ser duramente castigados. Supongo que aún debe haber sacerdotes honestos que cumplan su labor religiosa convenientemente y a esos que tienen una verdadera vocación, es a los que se les debe otorgar que lleven a cabo en esas iglesias su apostolado religioso.

    Besos

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    1. Many of the perpetrators have been jailed...and before the courts with fines and so on..

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  3. Organized religion is a disgrace. It would be better if all the churches close.

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    1. It's only organised if you want it to be, you don't have to fall into their spell even as a child, but of course it's not that simple.
      A lot of religions are weird and I for one don't understand how these so called religious people got away with what they did..

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  4. Things were certainly built to last back then. I love the stained glass window and those lovely old church pews.
    I haven't seen a boot scraper in a long time, I think the last one I saw was on Rottnest Island by the church there.

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    1. Beautiful old Church and one of my cousins husband dad was a Pastor at this church for years. I only know of two boot scrapers both in Tasmania

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    1. It is lovely and it looks so old inside, it's quaint.

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  6. It is a lovely church.
    Hopefully the money raised will go to ensuring that similar obscenties never happen again.

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    1. Hopefully none of it will ever happen again in any church/religion.

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  7. I suppose the "Sold" Anglican churches might be turned into profitable B & Bs.??

    The "Buckland Inn" looks nice and cosy for the ale or two.

    Colin

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    1. Well I don't know what they will be turned into - one church in Launceston is sold and it's going to be a dance studio. Many of the churches are not large enough for a large B & B, more for a family home of those that like that type of building.
      Looks a bit raggered does the Buckland Inn but it probably is lovely inside as many of them are...

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  8. The church looks very good for a country church. I can't say the same for the Buckland Inn but I am sure there would be a warm welcome for the thirsty.

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    1. The Church has been rather well kept.
      The Inn by the outside looks as if it's had it's day but probably lovely inside with a friendly atmosphere.

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  9. Your pictures are wonderful, I love old pub, it makes me come and taste its beers.

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    1. Nothing like an old pub, lots of character and many tall stories for sure Bob.

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  10. It's a shame--- a beautiful church that should have nothing but wonderful, warm and happy memories. Nice pictures, though. Very nice!!

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    1. Thanks Bill..
      Shame as to why it has to be sold as many other churches of Anglican decent do.

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  11. Bom dia, lindas fotos que mostram a beleza cheia de historia que deve de ser visitada, chama atenção a quantidade das igrejas que existem na localidade, são Aproximadamente 55 Igrejas Anglicanas, são muitas.
    Continuação de feliz semana,
    AG

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    1. A lot of history with that old church and thank you :)

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  12. A very interesting post, Margaret...much appreciated.

    So much heartache caused by disgusting behaviour....trust abused.

    Fantastic pictures, as always. Your talent is there for all of us to see and appreciate. :)

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    1. You are not wrong regarding the behavious any like that is not good at all.
      Thanks Lee.

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  13. I do like the stained glass window.

    All the best Jan

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