109. Railwaytown Baptist Church - 1913

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A Baptist church was first erected at Railwaytown in 1910. The present concrete brick structure was opened by Dr Melville Birks in 1913. Dr Birks was the Superintendent of the Broken Hill Hospital. ‘Dr Birks's two main interests during his life at Broken Hill were his surgical work at the hospital, and the study of social and economic problems as revealed by his close association with the workers. With regards to the first, there is no question that the high level of surgical work which Broken Hill now enjoys was due first and last to Dr Birks. 

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