This is the wonderful Lismore Methodist, now Uniting Church. It certainly is an eclectic building with many wacky and juxtaposed elements of late 19th and early 20th styles melded into a unique example of vernacular architecture. I just love it!!! I want to know more about this building and especially want to go inside.
The Methodist influence on Australian History has been profound. It's greatest influence was in early/mid 20th century life in Victoria and South Australia; the Temperance Movement, itinerant preaching and tent crusades, forced rest on Sunday, soup kitchens for the poor and the evangelisation of labourers and criminals are just some of it's many activities .
Many Australians, however, despised the Methodists and described them as 'wowsers' (anti any form of pleasure). What a wonderful Aussie word that has almost vanished in this hedonistic age we now live, just like the Methodist Church itself.
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