The 150th anniversary of Holy Trinity Church at Kameruka on Saturday, November 23, brought together people who had strong memories of the estate as a working village.
Patrons of the Friends of Holy Trinity Church Odile and Frank Foster were the last descendants of the original Lucas Tooth family to own Kameruka estate. They moved to Tasmania in 2007 prior to the estate being sold to Michelle and Barry Moffitt in 2015.
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For three Bega ladies the service was a trip down memory lane too as they all had strong connections to the estate.
Daphne Sweeney's memories go back to the late 1950s.
"I was married in 1957 and we came here," Ms Sweeney said as she stood in the church on Saturday.
"My husband worked on the estate and was a warden of the church. My children were baptised and confirmed here at Holy Trinity and one was married here - and he's now 60," she said with a smile.
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Sisters Betty Corby and Kelva Johnston are the daughters of George Barrington, who was the manager of the cheese factory on the estate.
People talked about the self-contained village which made its own cheese, butter and milk, had shops and held events in the Kameruka Hall which now contains Rolls of Honour listing those who went to war from the estate.
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