All Saints Grounds, Tumut

The Tumut Advocate and Farmers & Settlers' Adviser

27 November 1923

The continental in All Saints Church grounds on Wednesday night   last was formally opened by the Mayor (Ald. Jas. Elphick), in his usual practical way.

Chatting with some of the old hands in and around Tumut at the continental the Advocate representative learned that in 1854 on the land on which the Rectory and church now stand there was humpy and the post office kept by Mr. Henry Hilton sr., father of Tumut's first Town Clerk, and who also had a private school there. Some years afterwards the post, office was removed to the lower end of Russell St.

It is sixty years, since the Rectory was first built and 32 years since the church was erected.

The steeple was given as a gift from the late Mr: C. Bardwell, of Oberne, 32 years ago.

Rev. Fox was the first minister.