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Friday, April 10, 2009

Buckland, Tasmania

The tiny rural village of Buckland is worth a visit. They have a beautiful stained glass window and an old pub.

There is some speculation about the origin of this beautiful stained glass window in St. John the Baptist Church in Buckland. However, experts believe it was created sometime in the fourteenth century.
We do know that Reverend F. H. Cox, who was Rector of the church from 1846-48, brought it to Australia when he emigrated from Sussex but it's origin is still a mystery.
It's puzzling to see a church window made in the 1500's in a church that wasn't built until 1846. How could this be?
The pub was built around about 1830's and licensed in 1845. The original bar still exists.