No. 1039 - Marrawah Baptist Church

Marrawah is a small West Coast town located approximated 50 kilometres south west of Smithton. Marrawah is Tasmania's westernmost settlement and the furthest town from Hobart. It was once a rich timber district with a railway line which fed the sawmills at Smithton. Marrawah is an aboriginal word for "gum tree".

The first Baptist meeting at Marrawah took place in 1952 with a church constituted in 1954. Early meetings were held in the Marrawah community hall and a church was built in 1957. The church was built by Ron Clarke of Smithton with the help of volunteer labour.

The church closed in 2023 with the congregation combining with the Smithton Baptist church. The final service too place on Sunday 5 February. 

* Additional information about this church welcomed as all articles are updated. I can be contacted through this page or my Facebook page "Churches of Tasmania" which is linked <HERE> .

Marrawah Baptist church - Image source: Google Street-view 2010


Hemsley, Jennifer Around the country circuits : reminiscences of the Baptist Church family throughout "Tassie's top half". Regal Press, Launceston, Tas, 1996.


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