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West Geelong, VIC - St Peter and Paul Catholic

West Geelong, VIC - St Peter and Paul Catholic

Year Built: 1864

Address: Mercer Street, , Geelong West Victoria, 3218

On the 25's October 1849, Acting Vicar-General, Rev. N.J. Coffey applied for 2 acres of land near the village of Ashby. The-Governors finally approved the grant on 25 October 1850. By 1855, a brick school had been built on the site now occupied by the Presbytery. The school was used as a venue to celebrate mass on Sundays and holidays of…

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West Wyalong, NSW - St Mary's Catholic

West Wyalong, NSW - St Mary's Catholic

Address: 47 Church Street, , West Wyalong New South Wales, 2671

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Westbury, TAS Holy Trinity Catholic

Westbury, TAS Holy Trinity Catholic

Year Built: 1874

Address: 94 Meander Valley Road, , Westbury Tasmania, 7303

Father James Hogan was the first resident priest of the church. He was instrumental in the building of the Holy Trinity Church, aiding the escape of Irish rebel John Mitchel (1853) and establishing Tasmania's first Convent of the Sisters of St Joseph at Westbury in 1887. The Church was designed by Henry Hunter, Tasmania's most prolific…

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White Hills, VIC - Holy Rosary Catholic

White Hills, VIC - Holy Rosary Catholic

Address: 2 Heinz Street, , White Hills Victoria, 3550

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Whitton, NSW - St Carthages Catholic
Williamstown, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Williamstown, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1856

Address: 116 Cecil Street, , Williamstown Victoria, 3016

Fr Geoghegan was Victoria's pioneer priest, and for six years, was Williamstown's first resident pastor. Dublin-born, zealous, and 34-years-old, he landed in the Port Phillip district of New South Wales in 1839, aboard the square-rigged coaster Paul Pry. He was a driving force behind the building of the village's first church.…

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Willunga, SA - St Joseph's Catholic

Willunga, SA - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1845

Address: 12 St Jude Street, , Willunga South Australia, 5172

In April 1845 Bishop Murphy celebrated the First Mass in Willunga (probably in a private home) and returned in 1847 to help organise the building of a Church. A collection was taken up which realised 72/10/- and the decision was made to build a church. Father Michael O'Brien was appointed, but never resided in the parish. When visiting…

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Winchelsea, VIC - St John the Baptist Catholic

Winchelsea, VIC - St John the Baptist Catholic

Year Built: 1892

Address: Corner Mercer & Harding Streets, , Winchelsea Victoria, 3241

As early as 1842, Catholic pioneers living in the isolated and sparsely settled Western District of Victoria received occasional visits from a priest, to minister to their spiritual needs. He was Fr Michael Stephens O.S.A. who moved to Geelong in September that year. As far back as 1855, Dean Fitzpatrick V.G. had applied for a grant of…

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Withcott, QLD - Catholic

Withcott, QLD - Catholic

Address: Rutherford Road, , Withcott Queensland, 4352

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Wodonga, VIC - Sacred Heart Catholic

Wodonga, VIC - Sacred Heart Catholic

Address: 281 Beechworth Road, , Wodonga Victoria, 3690

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Wodonga, VIC - St Augustine Catholic

Wodonga, VIC - St Augustine Catholic

Address: Corner Bank & High Street, , Wodonga Victoria, 3690

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Wollombi, NSW - St Michael the Archangel Catholic

Wollombi, NSW - St Michael the Archangel Catholic

The Foundation stone was laid on 30 September 1840 by the Reverend John Polding. From 1843 services were held in the Gothic-style church, built of locally quarried sandstone.Erected beside Wollombi Brook, the church suffered damage in the 1893 flood and was moved to higher ground in Maitland Road, where it remains. In October of that year…

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Wonthaggi, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Wonthaggi, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1977

Address: Dowling Street, , Wonthaggi Victoria, 3995

Opened on 11 December 1977 by the Most Reverend A.F. Fox D.D. Bishop of Sale. The Architect was A.A. Klimas B. Arch and the Builder was Coldon Homes Pty Ltd.

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Woodlands, WA - Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic

Woodlands, WA - Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic

Address: 17 Angelico Street, , Woodlands Western Australia, 6018

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Wooloowin, QLD - Holy Cross Catholic

Wooloowin, QLD - Holy Cross Catholic

Year Built: 1968

Address: 69 Chalk Street, , Wooloowin Queensland, 4030

The Foundation stone was laid on 30 June 1968 by the Most Reverend P.M. O'Donnell Archbishop of Brisbane.

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Wycheproof, VIC - St Michael's Catholic

Wycheproof, VIC - St Michael's Catholic

Year Built: 1967

Address: 45 Webster Street, , Wycheproof Victoria, 3527

The first Church built at Mount Wycheproof was the Roman Catholic church, it was opened with great celebration on Easter Monday April 2nd 1877. The Catholic school attached to the current Church was opened in 1954. A Foundation stone reads, "Blessed by Most Rev J.P. O'Collins Bishop of Ballarat 19 Nov 1967. Men of Parish G.A. Egan…

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Wynyard, TAS - St Brigid's Catholic

Wynyard, TAS - St Brigid's Catholic

Year Built: 1911

Address: 37 Goldie Street, , Wynyard Tasmania, 7325

The church is in the Romanesque style and it replaced an older church which was built in 1876. A Foundation stone reads, "This first stone of this Church erected to the honour and glory of God was laid by his grace Most Rev Dr Delany Archbishop of Hobart, May 28th 1911 Ded Graius".

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Wyong, NSW - St Cecilia's Catholic

Wyong, NSW - St Cecilia's Catholic

Year Built: 1907

Address: 23 Byron Street, , Wyong New South Wales, 2259

The original intention was to build a church on Alison Road in Wyong close to the Old Court House however in 1904 a local resident by the name of Albert Warner purchased the land where the church is today. He donated the land to the church. The Church cost £861 to erect. The foundation stone says it was laid by Cardinal Moran on 6…

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Yanco, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Yanco, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1911

Address: Main Street, , Yanco New South Wales, 2703

The first services were held in 1911 and were carried out in the workshop at North Yanko Station, which is where part of Yanco Agricultural High School is situated, and Mr Wade's house. In later years, masses were held at Yanco Hall also known at the time as the School of Arts. Bishop Dwyer of Wagga Wagga consecrated the current St…

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Yangan, QLD - Our Lady of good counsel Catholic

Yangan, QLD - Our Lady of good counsel Catholic

Year Built: 1955

Address: King Street, , Yangan Queensland, 4371

The Church was opened on 4 December 1955.

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Yarra Glen, VIC - St Aloysius Catholic

Yarra Glen, VIC - St Aloysius Catholic

Address: Sayle Street, , Yarra Glen Victoria, 3775

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Yarragon, VIC - St Jarlath Catholic

Yarragon, VIC - St Jarlath Catholic

Address: Rollo Street, , Yarragon Victoria, 3823

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Yass, NSW - St Augustine's Catholic

Yass, NSW - St Augustine's Catholic

Address: 105 Meehan Street, , Yass New South Wales, 2582

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Yea, VIC - Sacred Heart Catholic

Yea, VIC - Sacred Heart Catholic

Year Built: 1899

Address: The Parade, , Yea Victoria, 3717

The church was built beteen 1899 and 1910 during Reverend Patrick O'Reilly's time. The church was blessed by the Second Archbishop of Melbourne the Most Reverend T.J. Carr D.D. on 26 October 1902.

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Yokine, WA - Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic

Yokine, WA - Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic

Address: 265 Flinders Street, , Yokine Western Australia, 6060

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Young, NSW - St Mary's Catholic

Young, NSW - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1907

Address: Cambell Street, , Young New South Wales, 2594

In late 1860 to early 1861 a working bee of Catholic diggers erected a temporary wooden church with bark roof which was known as The Bark Chapel. By 1874 a new building was commenced and was blessed in 1876 by Bishop Lanigan. The Foundation stone of the current church was laid on 26 May 1907, and was blessed Rev. Dr. Gallagher. The…

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Zillmere, QLD - St Flannan's Catholic

Zillmere, QLD - St Flannan's Catholic

Year Built: 1954

Address: 194 Handford Road, , Zillmere Queensland, 4034

The Foundation stone was laid on 14 February 1954 by the Most Reverend James Duhig D.D. and he also dedicated the building on 28 November 1954.

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