21-04-1913: St John’s Church, Newtown, Tasmania, Australia.

Artist/Studio: Brooks, Robinson & Co, Melbourne, c.1913.
Location: Newtown, Tasmania, Australia.
Building: St John’s Church.
Memorial: John Pearce.
Photos dated: 9th October 2010.

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The Mercury, Hobart, Monday 21st April 1913, page 5.


“At a service at St. John’s Church, New Town, yesterday afternoon, a memorial window, to the memory of the late Mr. Jno. Pearce, of Maylands, was unveiled and dedicated by Archdeacon Whitington. The window, which is of stained glass, is the gift of Mrs. John Pearce and family. It was designed and executed by Messrs. Brooks, Robinson and Co., of Melbourne, and was placed in position by Messrs. Trowbridge Bros., Elizabeth-street. The   window, which bears a suitable, inscription, adjoins the handsome one over the altar in the chancel, and immediately behind the pulpit, there being now three coloured windows in a line. The subject depicted is that of the resurrection of Christ, Who is represented as standing at the side of the grave from which He has just risen. There are also shown the two angels that have just rolled the stone away, while a Roman centurion is lying prostrate in the foreground, stricken with awe and wonder at the great event he was witnessing. In the distance are dimly shown the three crosses of Calvary. The colouring is vivid, and the window forms a handsome addition to the interior of the edifice [… ]”


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