My family has been involved in the Unitarian church since the 1870s through the Chapman, Buring, Wight and Hardy families.
The Reverend John Crawford Woods was the first minister of the church in South Australia. Here’s a link to a good picture of him from the State Library.
Wakefield Street, Adelaide church photos
Unitarian Church Marriages
Several years ago I photographed parts of the marriage registers for the church. They are held in the State Library of South Australia. The information here can be checked with Genealogy SA’s birth, death and marriage database. Click the links below to see the original images.
Arthur Rudolph Armbruster and Sarah Ruth Hall – married 1883
Frederick Basse and Anna Augusta Amalia Uhlmann – married 1883
Bertha Marie Armbruster and James Henry Reed – married 1882
Thomas McFie and Adelaide Blanche Chapman – married 1880
Ellen Box and Charles Chapman – married 1879
Alfred Chapman and Albertina Augusta Burkerdt – married 1879
Townsend Duryea and Catherine Elizabeth Friggens – married 1872
Marriages conducted by other UCC ministers
George Frederick Duval Hood and Ellie Alberta Wight – married 1907
Alfred William Abbott and Louisa Marie Lina Buring – married 1907
Hilda Clair Chapman and William Evans – married 1905
George Welsh Chapman and Elsie May Miller – married 1903
Kate Annie Wight and Carl Georg Wilhelm Schmelzkopf – married 1895
May Prior Wight and Frank Lawrence Stapleton – married 1894
Adelaide Matilda Ziegler and Fred Scriven Wight – married 1894
George Weller and Clara Louisa Chapman – married 1893
Emma Hermina Richards and John Frederick Martin Armbruster – married 1893
I’ll be adding more bits and pieces to this page as I find them – photos, history, reminiscences etc.