No. 1409 - Weegena - Anglican Church (1960-1966)

Weegena is a rural area approximately 20 kilometres northwest of Deloraine following the road from Dunorlan. The area was previously known as Blackmore before the name Weegena was adopted in the 1920s.

In the 1960s an Anglican church was established in the former Brookhead State school at Weegena. The original school, which was established in 1873, was replaced by a new building in 1908. The school operated for 80 years before it closed in 1953.

After the school’s closure the building was acquired by the Deloraine Council. From 1960 it was used as an Anglican church. The building was officially dedicated in April 1963. Due to a declining population the church only functioned for a short period and closed in November 1966.

Since the 1960s the former school building has been used as the Weegena Community Hall.

The Weegena Community Hall, previously Brookhead State school and an Anglican church: Photograph: Weegena Community Hall Facebook page (2017)

The Weegena Roll of Honour is housed in the hall. Photograph: Arthur Garland 


North West Post and the Emu Bay Times, 18 June 1908, page 4
Western Tiers, Wednesday 22 March 1989, page 22
Western Tiers, Tuesday 15 October 2002, page 19
Western Tiers, Tuesday 17 December 2002, page 6

Register of Services, Weegena (NS5423) Tasmanian State Archives.

Stephens, Geoffrey & Anglican Church of Australia. Diocese of Tasmania, (issuing body.) The Anglican Church in Tasmania : a Diocesan history to mark the sesquicentenary, 1992. Trustees of the Diocese, Hobart, 1991.

Henslowe, Dorothea I & Hurburgh, Isa Our heritage of Anglican churches in Tasmania. Mercury-Walch, Moonah, Tas, 1978.

Meander Valley Heritage Study (2006), prepared for the Meander Valley Council by Paul Davies Pty Ltd Architects Heritage Consultants


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