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Scots Presbyterian Church

90 South Terrace, cnr Norfolk St, 1897, designed by Talbot Hobbs, on Town Lot 1360, where previously there was a semi-detached cottage (built shortly after 1850) for Sappers families


Photograph, courtesy of the artist, of a painting by Toby Leek.

[In 1885] Scots Church was established in Fremantle. The services were conducted by a lay preacher until the first settled minister, the Rev. Robert Hanlin, arrived. Mr. Hanlin held his first service in the Oddfellow's Hall on October 17, 1887, and faithfully served his church for 35 years, when failing health compelled him to retire. scotsDuring his long and fruitful pastorate he won the respect and esteem of all sections of the community and his strenuous work on behalf of his church will long be remembered by those who were associated with him. Hitchcock: 67.

Rev. Robert Hanlin's family was living in Bardrop Cottage in 1890. He was the founder of the Scots Presbyterian Church (in South Terrace). (Erickson)

HANLIN, (Rev.) Robert. b. 9.7.1855 (Stonehouse Lanark Scotland), son of John (merchant). Arr. 21.9.1886 per Carthage from London, m. 7.1878 Emily Armit MacKAY b. 6.12.1853, dtr of James & Jane Manning & widow of Roderick. Chd. Emily Armit b. 1890 (Frem. Presb.), John Francis bp. 1890 (Frem. Presb.), Robert Trewelyan b. 1892 (Frem. Presb.), Reginald Alan b. 1895 (Frem. Presb.), Margaret Daisy, Eric. Had been assistant minister at Stirling Scotland. Founded Scots Presbyterian Church, Fremantle (first services in Oddfellows & Town Halls). 1890 lived at "Burdrop Cottage". 1897 bought land at Bedfordale & built house "Mt Paradise". Educ. Glasgow University & Free Church College, Glasgow. Presb. (Erickson)

Hanlin Way, Samson, is named after Robert Hanlin.

A cottage behind the church was removed for the Parry Street extension.

References and Links

Wikipedia page (there is currently no church website).

Heritage Council page, giving the above date of construction.

Photo by Trevor Bunning, 2009.

Erickson, Rica et al. 1987 (etc.), Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians, UWAP.

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