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West Geelong, VIC - St Peter and St Paul Catholic

West Geelong, VIC - St Peter and St 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 Ivanhoe, VIC - St Bernadette's Catholic

West Ivanhoe, VIC - St Bernadette's Catholic

Address: Bond Street, , West Ivanhoe Victoria, 3079

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West Melbourne, VIC - St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic

West Melbourne, VIC - St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic

Year Built: 1900

Address: 33 Howard Street, , North Melbourne Victoria, 3051

The foundation stone for the first church was laid on 14 of May 1854. The church was a modest graceful stone building, which was completed in six months at a cost of 4,400. It was intended to be a place of worship on Sundays and a Catholic school during the week. The current Church considered to be the largest parish church in…

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West Tamworth, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

West Tamworth, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1930

A Foundation stone reads, " This stone was solemnly blessed and laid by The Right Rev Count P.J. O'Connor D.D. Bishop of Armidale on Palm Sunday April 13 1930".

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West Townsville, QLD - St Mary's Catholic

West Townsville, QLD - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1888

Address: Ingham Street, , West Townsville Queensland,

The Church was designed by the Rooney Brothers and built by Cowell & Holt in 1888. When St Mary's was erected by contractors Cowell & Holt in 1888, it was a simple rectangular structure with a nave and entrance porch. The present cedar pews in the nave date from this period. Major alterations to the church were carried out in 1923 by…

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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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Westmead, NSW - Sacred Heart Catholic

Westmead, NSW - Sacred Heart Catholic

Address: 14 Ralph Street, , Westmead New South Wales, 2145

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Westwood, QLD - Sacred Heart Catholic

Westwood, QLD - Sacred Heart Catholic

Address: 4529 Capricron Highway, , Westwood Queensland, 4717

The Daily Northern Argus reported on 7 October 1896 that, The ceremony of blessing and dedicating the new Roman Catholic Church at Westwood was performed last Sunday morning. The dignatories were the Right Rev Dr. Cani, the Bishop of the Diocese, the Rev Father D. Ryan, of Barcaldine, and the Rev Father Loretucci. The Church was…

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Wheelers Hill, VIC - Good Shepherd Catholic

Wheelers Hill, VIC - Good Shepherd Catholic

Address: 30 Academy Avenue, , Wheelers Hill Victoria, 3150

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Wheelers Hill, VIC - St Justin's Catholic

Wheelers Hill, VIC - St Justin's Catholic

Year Built: 1995

Address: 48 Whalley Drive, , Wheelers Hill Victoria, 3150

A plaque on the wall reads, " Blessed and Opened by Archbishop Frank Little 25th October 1995 A place for word and Sacrament Parish of St Justin Wheelers Hill".

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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 Carthage's 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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Willow Tree, NSW - Catholic

Willow Tree, NSW - Catholic

Year Built: 1954

Address: 25 Learmouth Street, , Willow Tree New South Wales, 2339

A Foundation stone reads, " This Foundation stone of this Church dedicated to the Immaculate heart of Mary was solemnly blessed and laid by The Most Rev E.J. Doody D.D. Bishop of Armidale Sunday May 9 1954 Very Reverend M. Tully R.I. Parish Priest".

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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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Windsor, QLD - Holy Rosary Catholic

Windsor, QLD - Holy Rosary Catholic

Address: 15 Roblane Street, , Windsor Queensland, 4030

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Winton, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Winton, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1970

Address: 51 Cork Street, , Winton Queensland, 4735

The Church has seen three church buildings. The second was blessed by Bishop Terence Mc Guire. In 1935 he blessed the Foundation Stone for a new St Patrick's Church. The new church was completed in 1939 and was blessed and opened on 7th May by Bishop H.E. Ryan the second Bishop of Townsville. This Church was burnt down in 1967. A…

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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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Wollongong, NSW - Catholic

Wollongong, NSW - Catholic

Address: 32 Stewart Street, , Wollongong New South Wales, 2500

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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

The first Catholic Church in what is now the Parish of Wonthaggi was built on land near the junction of Heslop's Road and the main road to Melbourne. Prior to this priests would travel from Dandenong to say mass and minister to Catholic settlers in homes or other shelters. In 1911 plans were produced for the first church by Mr C.J. Rice…

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Woodend, VIC - St Ambrose Catholic

Woodend, VIC - St Ambrose Catholic

Year Built: 1916

Address: 16 Templeton Street, , Woodend Victoria, 3442

Initially Woodend's Catholic residents were served by St. Mary's Mission in Kyneton under the guidence of Rev. Fr. Stack. He was the first resident priest appointed in 1853 and was responsible for an area which extended from Macedon to mid-way between Kyneton and Bendigo and from Trentham to Redesdale. The first Church was constructed…

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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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Woodstock, NSW - St Brigid's Catholic

Woodstock, NSW - St Brigid's Catholic

Address: 19 Parkes Street, , Woodstock New South Wales, 2793

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Woolgoolga, NSW - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Woolgoolga, NSW - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Year Built: 1968

Address: Cnr Scarborough & Hastings Streets, , Woolgoolga New South Wales, 2456

The Parish of Coffs Harbour, Diocese of Lismore, was formed on December 9, 1906. The original parish embraced a stretch of country skirting the coast including the townships of Coffs Harbour and Woolgoolga, as well as the districts of Moonee and Corindi. In early 1968 the erection of a new Catholic Church for the people of Woolgoolga…

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Woolloongabba, QLD - Ukranian Catholic

Woolloongabba, QLD - Ukranian Catholic

This Foundation stone of the Church of our Lady of Protection the first Ukrainian Catholic Church, in Queensland was blessed and laid by the Most Reverend Maksym AAM KC CyS RDD Metropolitan of Ukrainian rite in Canada on his first visit to Australia, 2nd February, 1958 Pius X11 James Duhig Archbishop of Brisbane Stefan Maslo CSSR Pastor”.…

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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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Woolwich, NSW - St Peter's Chanel Catholic

Woolwich, NSW - St Peter's Chanel Catholic

Address: 4 Futuna Street, , Woolwich New South Wales, 2110

The church was built in two stages between 1890 and 1901 and was supported by the early Irish community. The church and Futuna Street are named in memory of the French Marist missionary, St Peter Chanel, who was killed by natives on the Pacific island of Futuna in 1841. A memorial stone reads, ' This memorial stone was solemnly blessed…

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Wowan, QLD - St Anne's Catholic

Wowan, QLD - St Anne's Catholic

Address: Don Street, , Wowan Queensland, 4702

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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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Wynnum, QLD - Guardian Angels Catholic

Wynnum, QLD - Guardian Angels Catholic

Year Built: 1904

Address: 198 Bay Terrace, , Wynnum Queensland, 4178

The church site was a gift to the parish from His Grace, the late Archbishop, Dr Dunne, who purchased the site at a cost of £420. In April, 1905, the Church was officially opened, taking but a year to bring their work to a successful conclusion. The architect responsible was the late Mr. Galley, and Mr. J. Little was the builder. New…

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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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Yackandandah, VIC - St Matthews Catholic

Yackandandah, VIC - St Matthews Catholic

Year Built: 1872

Address: 22 Windham Street, , Yackandandah Victoria, 3749

A plaque reads, " St. Matthew's Catholic Church, Yackandandah Built using local granite in 1872. Opened and Blessed by Fr. Patrick Moore 1868 - 1874 Plaque donated & erected by Catholic Community to celebrate Jubilee 2000 Blessed by Rev. Monsignor John White M.B.E., ADM., V.F".

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Yamba, NSW - St James Catholic

Yamba, NSW - St James Catholic

Year Built: 1975

Address: 34 Yamba Street, , Yamba New South Wales, 2464

A stone plaque reads, "St James Church solemnly blessed by The Most Rev John Satterthwaite Bishop of Lismore 3rd December 1975".

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Yambuk, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic (former)

Yambuk, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic (former)

Year Built: 1932

Address: 18 High Street, , Yambuk Victoria, 3285

The Church was opened by the Most Reverend Daniel Foley DD Bishop of Ballarat on 28th of August 1932.

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