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Booval, QLD - Sacred Heart Catholic

Booval, QLD - Sacred Heart Catholic

Year Built: 1915

Address: 19 Cothill Road, , Booval Queensland, 4304

The Church was established in 1912. By 1914, the foundation stone for a church was laid on 4.5 acres of land, generously donated by Dean Andrew Horan of St Mary's Parish Ipswich. A Heritage plaque reads, " Sacred Heart Church was constructed and opened by Archbishop Duhig in 1915 and from 1931 to 1997 Booval House opposite was used as…

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Bordertown, SA - St Mary's Catholic

Bordertown, SA - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1969

Address: Victoria Parade, , Bordertown South Australia, 5268

The Foundation stone was laid on 16 February 1969 by the Archbishop of Adelaide the most Reverend J.W. Gleeson D.D.

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Boronia, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Boronia, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Address: 212 Boronia Road, , Boronia Victoria, 3155

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Botany, NSW - St Bernard's Catholic

Botany, NSW - St Bernard's Catholic

Year Built: 1954

Address: 4 Ramsgate Street, , Botany New South Wales, 2019

A Foundation stone reads, " A.M.D.G. St Bernard's Church was blessed and opened 3rd April 1955 by His Eminence N.T. Cardinal Gilroy Archbishop of Sydney Rev T. Everard Priest in Charge".

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Bothwell, TAS - St Andrew's Catholic

Bothwell, TAS - St Andrew's Catholic

Year Built: 1939

Address: 19 Patrick Street, , Bothwell Tasmania, 7030

The Church at Bothwell was given a two-acre grant by the Colonial Government. In May 1864 permission to quarry stone on Mount Adelaide near Bothwell, "towards the completion of a church at Bothwell for the use of the Roman Catholic community". At this stage, the church was well advanced, but the private quarry from which stone had been…

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Bowning, NSW - St Columba's Catholic (Former)

Bowning, NSW - St Columba's Catholic (Former)

Address: Silver Street, , Bowning New South Wales, 2582

Now in Private hands.

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Bowral, NSW - St Thomas Aquinas Catholic

Bowral, NSW - St Thomas Aquinas Catholic

Year Built: 1986

Address: 2 Bendooley Street, , Bowral New South Wales, 2576

A plaque reads, St Thomas Aquinas Church Bowral dedicated by the Bishop of Wollongong the Most Reverend William E. Murray DD Dsc. STOC on 9th November 1986 Parish Priest: Father John Higgins PP. Builder: Mr. Barry Howard Design and Project Manager: Mr. -Frank McCormack - Volunteers: with thanks to all."

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Box Hill North, VIC - St Clare's Catholic

Box Hill North, VIC - St Clare's Catholic

Address: 138 Woodhouse Grove, , Box Hill North Victoria, 3129

Founding of St Clare's North Box Hill was in 1957.

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Box Hill South, VIC - Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Catholic

Box Hill South, VIC - Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Catholic

Address: 299 Elgar Road, , Box Hill South Victoria, 3128

In 1952, the property at the corner of Bentley and Erasmus Streets was purchased by Fr Timothy Fitzpatrick, Parish Priest of Our Holy Redeemer Parish, Surrey Hills. This property consisted of a large two storey house, a coach house and stable, and an acre and a half of land. In 1954, the coach house and stable were converted into the…

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Box Hill, VIC - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Box Hill, VIC - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Year Built: 1926

Address: Corner Dorking & Whitehorse Roads, , Box Hill Victoria, 3128

The Foundation stone was laid by the most Reverend D Mannix D.D. Archbishop of Melbourne on 11 July 1926.

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Brandon, QLD - St Patrick's (former)

Brandon, QLD - St Patrick's (former)

Address: Spiller Street, , Brandon Queensland, 4808

The former St Patrick's Catholic Church, Brandon, is a timber church originally constructed in 1910 when Brandon was part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton. It ceased to be used by the Church in 1974 and following severe cyclone damage in 1989. The building lost much of its roof cladding and was moved from its foundations…

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Braybrook, VIC - Christ the King Catholic

Braybrook, VIC - Christ the King Catholic

Address: 65 Churchill Avenue, , Braybrook Victoria, 3019

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Bremer Bay, WA - Holy Cross Catholic & Anglican

Bremer Bay, WA - Holy Cross Catholic & Anglican

Address: 11 Mary Street, , Bremer Bay Western Australia, 6338

In 1849 the Western Australian Surveyor General, John Septimus Roe, named the tiny port after Sir James John Gordon Bremer, the captain of the HMS Tamar. Roe had served under Bremer from 1824-1827.

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Bridgewater on Loddon, VIC - St Peter's Catholic

Bridgewater on Loddon, VIC - St Peter's Catholic

Year Built: 1926

Address: 50 Eldon Street, , Bridgewater on Loddon Victoria, 3516

A Foundation stone read, "A.M.D.G. This stone was laid by the Right Rev John McCarthy DD Bishop of Sandhurst on the 17th Jan 1926 Rev J Duggan Pastor".

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Bridgewater, SA - St Matthew's Catholic

Bridgewater, SA - St Matthew's Catholic

Year Built: 1966

Address: 1 Wembley Avenue, , Bridgewater South Australia, 5155

The Foundation stone was laid on 27 March 1966 by the most Reverend J.W. Gleeson C.M.G. Co Adjutor Archbishop of Adelaide.

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Bridgewater, TAS - St Paul's Catholic

Bridgewater, TAS - St Paul's Catholic

Address: Paice Street, , Bridgewater Tasmania, 7030

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Bridport, TAS - St Mary's Catholic

Bridport, TAS - St Mary's Catholic

Address: 15 Westwood Street, , Bridport Tasmania, 7262

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Bright, VIC - Our Lady of the Snows Catholic

Bright, VIC - Our Lady of the Snows Catholic

Year Built: 1966

Address: Coronation Avenue, , Bright Victoria, 3741

A Foundation stone reads, " Our Lady of the Snows, This Church was consecrated by The Most Rev Francis Thomas DD BA DOEC Bishop of Geraldton W.A. on the 1st May 1966 in the presence of The Most Rev Bernard D. Stewart DD LLB Bishop of Sandhurst Rev B.A. Thomas P.P.".

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Brighton, SA - St Joseph's Catholic

Brighton, SA - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1964

Address: Strathmore Terrace, , Brighton South Australia, 5048

The Foundation stone was laid on 22 November 1964 by the Right Reverend W.J. Russell V.G. Vojtěch (Voitre) Marek was responsible for the copper figurines on the Church wall . He was born in Dolní Oldřichov in Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic, in 1919 and came to Australia in 1948. From 1962 to 1975, he worked full-time on…

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Brighton, VIC - St Joan of Arch Catholic

Brighton, VIC - St Joan of Arch Catholic

Year Built: 1938

Address: 118 New Street, , Brighton Victoria, 3186

The Foundation stone was laid on 13 November 1938 by the Most Reverend D Mannix D.D. Archbishop of Melbourne. The Architect was P.J. O'Connor.

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Brisbane, QLD - St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral

Brisbane, QLD - St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral

Address: 249 Elizabeth Street, , Brisbane Queensland, 4000

Work began on the little stone church in November 1848, using a design of Gothic revival architect, AWN Pugin. The first St Patrick’s Church in Fortitude Valley was a wooden structure built around 1860 with a frontage in Wickham Street, opposite where Duncan Street now adjoins it. The Church Cathedral is a gothic revival cathedral…

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Broome, WA - Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic

Broome, WA - Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic

Year Built: 1963

Address: 34 Weld Street, , Broome Western Australia, 6725

The Church was blessed and dedicated on 8 September 1963 by the Most Reverend John Jobst Vicar of the Kimberley.

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Broomehill, WA - Our Lady of Fatima Catholic

Broomehill, WA - Our Lady of Fatima Catholic

Address: Ivy Street, , Broomehill Western Australia, 6318

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Brunswick North, VIC - St Margaret Mary's Catholic

Brunswick North, VIC - St Margaret Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1920

Address: 51 Mitchell Street, , Brunswick North Victoria, 3056

St Margaret Mary's was originally part of the parish of St Ambrose in Brunswick. It was first known as St Matthew's and was established in 1913. The original St Matthew's church, built the previous year, served as a church, school and hall. A Foundation stone reads, " A.O.D.G. To the worship of God under the invocation of Saint…

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Brunswick West, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Brunswick West, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1959

Address: 183 Hope Street, , Brunswick West Victoria, 3055

The West Brunswick Parish was established by Archbishop Thomas Joseph Carr in 1913, appointing Father C. Sheahan as the first Parish Priest. The present Church is the second building to stand on the site. Work on the current Church commenced in 1949. The Church was built in two sections, the first part being built behind and over the…

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Bryneside, VIC - Catholic

Bryneside, VIC - Catholic

Address: Brewer Road, , Byrneside Victoria, 3617

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Buchan, VIC - St Dymphnas Catholic

Buchan, VIC - St Dymphnas Catholic

Address: Woodgates Road, , Buchan Victoria, 3885

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Bulleen, VIC - St Clement of Rome Catholic

Bulleen, VIC - St Clement of Rome Catholic

Year Built: 1962

Address: Egan Drive, , Bulleen Victoria, 3105

Construction of the present church commenced in 1962.

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Bulli, NSW - St Joseph's Catholic

Bulli, NSW - St Joseph's Catholic

Address: 48 Park Road, , Bulli New South Wales, 2516

The first Roman Catholic Church at Bulli was sited “on the Woonona side of Mailbag Hollow” – near main road (now Princes Highway). The first Parish priest, Dean Michael Flanagan, arrived in 1885. On 21 October 1897, a new site for the church was purchased on Park Road, Bulli. The foundation stone of a new church was laid on 1 January…

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Bundaberg, QLD - Holy Rosary Catholic

Bundaberg, QLD - Holy Rosary Catholic

Year Built: 1888

Address: 22 Barolin Street, , Bundaberg Queensland, 4670

The first original timber church still stands in the Bundaberg Catholic Cemetery. The proprietor then was Walter Adams, Bundaberg’s first member to the Queensland Legislative Assembly. In 1876 the Sisters of Saint Joseph, founded by Saint Mary MacKillop, arrived in Bundaberg ahead of Father Rossolini who moved his residence from Mt…

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Bundanoon, NSW - St Brigid's Catholic

Bundanoon, NSW - St Brigid's Catholic

Year Built: 1895

Address: 16 Hill Street, , Bundanoon New South Wales, 2578

Church was built in 1895; prior to that, Roman Catholic services were conducted at Sutton Forest. A wall plaque reads, " In grateful recognition of the generous contributions made by the townspeople of Bundanoon towards the building of this Church. Blessed & Opened on 31st March 1895 by Most Rev. Joseph Higgins W Bishop of Maitland. On…

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Bundeena, NSW - Our Lady of the Way Catholic

Bundeena, NSW - Our Lady of the Way Catholic

Address: 73 Bundenna Drive, , Bundeena New South Wales, 2230

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Bungalow, NSW - St Kevin's Catholic

Bungalow, NSW - St Kevin's Catholic

Year Built: 1935

Address: 1 Deacon Street, , Bangalow New South Wales, 2479

A Foundation stone reads, "D O M This foundation stone of St Kevin's Church was laid in 20th January 1935 by the Most Rev John Carroll D.D. Bishop of Lismore Ven Archdeacon Scott PP". A plaque on a rock at the steps to the Church reads, "Church of St Kevins Bangalow Blessed by Bishop P Farrelly 16th June 1935. Archdeacon B Scott PP.…

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Bungaree, VIC - St Michael's Catholic

Bungaree, VIC - St Michael's Catholic

Year Built: 1910

Address: 184 Bungaree Wallace Road, , Bungaree Victoria, 3352

The Parish was established in 1890. A few years before in 1878 Dean Moore purchased a block of land for a church and school. This land now holds the Bungaree hall and some adjoining houses. The first recorded baptism in Bungaree was that of Ellena Rice performed by Fr J Cleary on 31 August 1890. When Fr Linane retired in 1965 Fr…

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Bungendore, NSW - St Mary's Catholic

Bungendore, NSW - St Mary's Catholic

Address: Turallo Terrace, , Bungendore New South Wales, 2621

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Burleigh Heads, QLD - Infant Saviour Catholic

Burleigh Heads, QLD - Infant Saviour Catholic

Address: 4 Park Avenue, , Burleigh Heads Queensland, 4220

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Burleigh Waters, QLD - Mary Mother of Mercy Catholic

Burleigh Waters, QLD - Mary Mother of Mercy Catholic

Address: 237 Burleigh Connection Road, , Burleigh Waters Queensland, 4220

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Burnie, TAS - Star of the Sea Catholic

Burnie, TAS - Star of the Sea Catholic

Year Built: 1891

Address: 96 Mount Street, , Burnie Tasmania, 7320

There are several foundation / plaques on the church building. The church foundation stone reads, " St Mary's Star of the Sea blessed and opened by the Most Rev Daniel Murphy D.D. Archbishop of Hobart 1st January 1891, T Kenner builder, Matthew O'Callahan Parish Priest". Another reads, " Erected to the memory of the very Revd,…

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Burra, SA - St Joseph's Catholic

Burra, SA - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1873 - 1874

Address: 7 Market Street, , Burra South Australia, 5417

The Foundation stone was laid on 11 May 1873 by Fr Christopher Reynolds and the Church was opened on 8th November 1874.

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Burrawang, NSW - St Peter's Catholic

Burrawang, NSW - St Peter's Catholic

Year Built: 1875

Address: 45 Church Street, , Burrawang New South Wales, 2577

The Church is the original building, after two acres of ground were purchased at 20 pounds per acre. Allen and Lawler built the church at a cost of £280. The timber was milled below the park at Burrawang by the late C. Moule. The shingles were split by the champion shingle splitter of the day, Ned Moses and the windows had shutters on…

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