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Derrinallum, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Derrinallum, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1922

Address: Main Street, , Derrinallum Victoria, 3325

The Foundation stone was laid on 17 December 1922 by most Reverend Dr Foley Bishop of Ballarat.

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Devonport, TAS - Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic

Devonport, TAS - Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic

Address: 59 Stewart Street, , Devonport Tasmania, 7310

The first Catholic church at Devonport was established at Torquay in 1870 on the east side of the Mersey River. One foundation reads, "A.M.D.C. To Commemorate the Golden Jubiin the Priesthood of the Ven Archdeacon Michael J Beechenor P.P. This Foundation stone was laid by the Most Rev Patrick Delany D.D. Archbishop of Hobart June 14…

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Diamond Creek, VIC - Sacred Heart Catholic

Diamond Creek, VIC - Sacred Heart Catholic

Address: Gipson Street, , Diamond Creek Victoria, 3089

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Dingee, VIC - St Dominic's Catholic (Former)

Dingee, VIC - St Dominic's Catholic (Former)

Address: 16 Mack Street, , Dingee Victoria, 3571

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Dingley, VIC - St Mark's Catholic

Dingley, VIC - St Mark's Catholic

Year Built: 1999

Address: 10 Dimar Court, , Dingley Victoria, 3172

A Foundation stone reads, " This Church of St Mark's was blessed ans consecrated to the greater honour and glory of God and the salvation of man on April 25tn 1999 by his Lordship Bishop Denis J. Hart D.D. with the dedication of the parishioners of St Mark's. Fr Anthony P Fox O.F.M. Conv Parish Priest. Fr Joseph Nguyen O.F.M. Conv…

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Donald, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Donald, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1907

Address: Corner Wood & Campbell Streets, , Donald Victoria, 3480

A Foundation stone reads, " A.M.D.G. This stone was laid by The Most Rev Joseph Higgins D.D. Bishop of Ballarat 17th February 1907".

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Doncaster East, VIC - St Peter and Paul's Catholic

Doncaster East, VIC - St Peter and Paul's Catholic

Address: 23 Leeds Street, , Doncaster East Victoria, 3109

Fr. Gleeson, the Parish Priest of Box Hill, purchased the present site of St Peter and Paul's in 1948 for 2,500 pounds, adjacent to a large block which had been bought in the post-war years by the government for release as housing sites for returned servicemen.

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Doncaster, VIC - St Gregory the Great Catholic

Doncaster, VIC - St Gregory the Great Catholic

Year Built: 1983

Address: 71 Williamsons Road, , Doncaster Victoria, 3108

The Church was designed by architect Graeme Law and built by John Bergamin. It was dedicated by Archbishop Little on 17 December, 1983. The main structure of the roof is in the form of a cross and the lighting adds emphasis to it. A plaque on the wall reads, "On the Feast of St. Gregory the Great, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary…

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Dookie, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Dookie, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1898

Address: 93 Saddleback Road, , Dookie Victoria, 3646

The Church name was changed to St Mary's around 1890. The current Church was designed by Messrs Kempson and Connolly with a cost of £2,000. Of Gothic style it was to have a length of 72 feet a depth of 25 feet with a depth across the transepts of 51 feet. The brick walls were to have cement dado to a height of 4 feet 6ins running around…

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Doonside, NSW - St John Vianney Catholic

Doonside, NSW - St John Vianney Catholic

Address: 17 Cameron Street, , Doonside New South Wales, 2767

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Dover, TAS - St Mary our Hope Catholic

Dover, TAS - St Mary our Hope Catholic

Address: 19 Chapman Avenue, , Dover Tasmania, 7117

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Dromana, VIC - Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic

Dromana, VIC - Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic

Year Built: 1993

Address: Foote Street, , Dromana Victoria, 3936

The first church was dedicated to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour and completed at a cost of £1,343 on which a debt of £100 remained. It was opened and blessed by the Very Rev. Dean Phelan on Palm Sunday April 5th 1903. He was assisted by Fr. O'Hagan, then parish priest of Mornington, who gave a brief resume of the efforts of the local…

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Drouin, VIC - St Ita's Catholic

Drouin, VIC - St Ita's Catholic

Year Built: 2007

Address: Victoria Street, , Drouin Victoria, 3818

Church was opened on 16 December 2007 by the Bishop of Sale the Right Rev Jeremiah Coffey D.D. The Architects were Graeme Law and Associates and built by McCorkell Constructions.

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Drysdale, VIC - St Thomas' Catholic

Drysdale, VIC - St Thomas' Catholic

Address: 37 Wyndham Street, , Drysdale Victoria, 3222

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Duaringa, QLD - St Kevin's Catholic

Duaringa, QLD - St Kevin's Catholic

Address: 1 Edward Street, , Duaringa Queensland, 4712

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Dubbo, NSW - St Brigid's Catholic

Dubbo, NSW - St Brigid's Catholic

Year Built: 1990

Address: 198 Brisbane Street, , Dubbo New South Wales, 2830

The parish of St Brigid's was officially established in 1865 with Father McAuliffe as priest. The original Macquarie Street church was in use until it collapsed during a storm on August 22, 1869. The original St. Brigid’s sandstone church was designed by Mr Edward Gell, a leading architect in the colony, who had been a pupil to the…

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Dulwich Hill, NSW - St Paul of the Cross Catholic

Dulwich Hill, NSW - St Paul of the Cross Catholic

Year Built: 1927

Address: New Canterbury Road, , Dulwich Hill New South Wales, 2203

In 1906 locals petitioned Cardinal Moran, the Archbishop of Sydney, to have their own church in the area. Approval was given and a block of land was purchased on New Canterbury Road in 1907. The Foundation stone was laid in April 1907 by Cardinal Moran Archbishop of Sydney and the church was completed in 1908. Today this is the parish…

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Dundas Valley, NSW - St Bernadette's Catholic

Dundas Valley, NSW - St Bernadette's Catholic

Address: 2 Cox Crescent, , Dundas Valley New South Wales, 2118

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Dunedoo, NSW - St Michael's Catholic

Dunedoo, NSW - St Michael's Catholic

Year Built: 1971

Address: 59 Tucklan Street, , Dunedoo New South Wales, 2844

A Foundation stone reads, " St Michael's War Memorial Church solemnly blessed and opened by the Bishop of Bathurst A.R.E. Thomas D.D. Sunday March 14, 1971".

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Dunnstown, VIC - St Brendan's Catholic

Dunnstown, VIC - St Brendan's Catholic

Year Built: 1905

Address: 3 Ti Tree Road, , Dunnstown Victoria, 3352

A Foundation stone reads, " This stone was laid by The Most Revd Joseph Higgins D.D. Bishop of Ballarat Novr 19th 1905 The Revd D.J. Devane Pastor".

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Eagle Vale, NSW - Mary Immaculate Catholic

Eagle Vale, NSW - Mary Immaculate Catholic

Year Built: 1999

Address: 61 Emerald Drive, , Eagle Vale New South Wales, 2558

In the late 1990s, the Church hall was no longer meeting the needs of the Parish. It was then decided by the Bishop, in consultation with Fr Vince Ryan OMI, that a new church would be built. Bishop Philip Wilson blessed the foundation stone on 19th December, 1999 and the church emerged over the following months. The Blessing and Opening…

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Eaglehawk, VIC - St Liborius Catholic

Eaglehawk, VIC - St Liborius Catholic

Year Built: 1869

Address: 50 Panton Street, , Eaglehawk Victoria, 3556

On January 31st 1869 The right Reverend Dr Goold, Catholic Bishop of Melbourne with Dr Backhaus and Rev. Dean Fitzgerald, opened the new Roman Catholic Church at Eaglehawk, named St Liborius.

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East Bentleigh, VIC - St Peter's Catholic

East Bentleigh, VIC - St Peter's Catholic

Year Built: 1973

Address: 844 Centre Road, , East Bentleigh Victoria, 3165

The present parish of St. Peter's was originally part of Brighton Parish (Est. 1853) and later included in St. Paul's, Bentleigh Parish (Est. 1928). The first Church building in this area was a small wooden school house and hall erected in February, 1865 on Centre Road, opposite the present Moorabbin Hospital. A brick school building…

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East Brunswick, VIC - Our Lady of Help Christians Catholic

East Brunswick, VIC - Our Lady of Help Christians Catholic

Address: 878 Nicholson Street, , East Brunswick Victoria, 3057

In January 1911, the Archbishop of Melbourne, Archbishop Carr appointed Fr Joseph King as founder and first parish priest of the new parish of Our Lady Help of Christians East Brunswick. Fr King celebrated the first Masses in the parish on 22 January 1911, on an altar made up of packing cases, in Excelsior Hall at 767 Nicholson Street.

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East Camberwell, VIC - St Dominic's Catholic

East Camberwell, VIC - St Dominic's Catholic

Year Built: 1924

Address: 816 Riversdale Road, , East Camberwell Victoria, 3126

In 1924, the Dominican Fathers took possession of Sir John Higgins' residence (now the front section of the Priory) and the first Parish Mass was celebrated in the front parlour on March 16th that year. Twenty nine people were present. The Church is built of rock-faced basalt ashlar with fine French detailing done in sandstone. The…

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East Malvern, VIC - Holy Eucharist Catholic

East Malvern, VIC - Holy Eucharist Catholic

Year Built: 1962

Address: 1241 Dandenong Road, , Malvern East Victoria, 3145

A Foundation stone was laid on 12 September 1962 by the Archbishop of Melbourne J.D. Simonds D.D. The church, designed by architects Alan Robertson & Associates and built by Holywood Constructions, cost £55,000. It was blessed and officially opened by Archbishop Simonds in September 1962. Holy Eucharist and St. Mary's Malvern East are…

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East Malvern, VIC - St Mary's Immaculate Conception Catholic

East Malvern, VIC - St Mary's Immaculate Conception Catholic

Year Built: 1920

Address: 91 Manning Road, , East Malvern Victoria, 3145

In 1891, on Sunday, December 13th, Archbishop Thomas Carr blessed and opened a new timber station church (on the site of the current presbytery) for the parish of St. Stephen’s, Oakleigh at a place named Emo, after the Emo Estate. Today, on that same block of land purchased for £542, the buildings of St. Mary’s Catholic Parish stand. They…

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East Melbourne, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic Cathedral

East Melbourne, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic Cathedral

Year Built: 1858

Address: Corner Gisborne Street & Cathedral Place, , East Melbourne Victoria, 3002

St Patrick's Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, and seat of its archbishop. In 1847 the Colonial Secretary granted two acres of land for a church on Eastern Hill, where St Patrick's Cathedral now stands and by 1850 an additional two acres were granted. In 1848,…

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Eastwood, NSW St Kevin's Catholic

Eastwood, NSW St Kevin's Catholic

Year Built: 1994

Address: 36 Hillview Road , , Eastwood New South Wales, 2122

A Foundation stone on the current Church reads, " St Kevin's Church blessed and opened on the 16th Oct 1994 Bishop David Cremin D.D. The International Year of the family". A Foundation stone on the former Church building reads, " Laid and blessed by Right Rev Wm Hayden D.D. Bishop of Forbes Wincannia Sept 29 1918". A further foundation…

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Echuca, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Echuca, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1890

Address: Corner Percy & Hare Street, , Echuca Victoria, 3564

The first St Mary's was a wooden structure built in 1866 on the same location as todays Church stands. The work that was completed by 1877 embraced a Nave 28' wide by 15' long, intercepted by transepts 75' by 24' from which projected ar octagonal apse 28' by 22. The work was completed in 1889 by the removal of the older wooden portion…

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Eden, NSW - Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic

Eden, NSW - Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic

Year Built: 1992

Address: 86 Calle Calle Street, , Eden New South Wales, 2551

The original church was built in 1863 and was in use until 1992. A plaque on the old church reads, A temporary wooden church built in Eden [circa 18601 damaged by strong winds in September of 1860. Rebuilt November 1860. Land granted 27 July 1863 for the establishment of church presbytery and school reported in "freeman's journal"…

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Edenhope, VIC - St Malachy's Catholic

Edenhope, VIC - St Malachy's Catholic

Address: 67 Elizabeth Street, , Edenhope Victoria, 3318

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Edgecliff, NSW - St Joseph Catholic

Edgecliff, NSW - St Joseph Catholic

Year Built: 1874

Address: 12 Albert Street, , Edgecliff New South Wales, 2027

The church is in the early English style of Gothic architecture, and is built of brick on stone foundations. The nave is 80 by 35 feet in width, 20 feet high to wall plate, and 45 feet to ridge pole. The chancel is placed at the north end and is 20 feet wide by 15 deep…” is how the Freeman’s Journal Sydney begins the description of the…

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Eganstown, VIC - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Eganstown, VIC - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Address: 3884 Midland Highway, , Eganstown Victoria, 3461

The St Francis Xavier Chapel and Catholic Cemetery was established on land donated by squatter John Egan. It was built between 1865 - 1867.

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Eldorado, VIC - St Augustine's Catholic

Eldorado, VIC - St Augustine's Catholic

Year Built: 1868

Address: 156 Main Street, , Eldorado Victoria, 3746

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Elmore, VIC - Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic

Elmore, VIC - Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic

Year Built: 1904

Address: Corner of Hervey & Clarke Streets, , Elmore Victoria, 3558

The first Catholic Church was erected in 1896 on the triangular block opposite the present church where the Office of Housing flats now stand. It was a weatherboard building. The parish was established n 1902 with Monsignor Rooney as Parish Priest. The Foundation stone of the present Church was blessed by Rev S. Reville DD OSA second…

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Elong Elong, NSW - St Therese's Catholic

Elong Elong, NSW - St Therese's Catholic

Address: 20 Geurie Street, , Elong Elong New South Wales, 2831

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Elsternwick, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Elsternwick, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1897

Address: 71 Orrong Road, , Elsternwick Victoria, 3185

The Foundation stone was laid on 21 November 1897 by his Grace the Most Reverend T.J. Carr D.D.

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Eltham, VIC - Our Lady Help of Christian Catholic

Eltham, VIC - Our Lady Help of Christian Catholic

Address: 4 Henry Street, , Eltham Victoria, 3095

The Architects were Gerard Smith, Diana Iezzi, Smith & Tracey Architects and the Builders were Clark Frigo, Conrad Constructions and Management. The stained glass windows on the west wall depict the Passion, Death, Resurrection and the presence of the Spirit of Christ in the parish of Our Lady Help of Christians since its inception.…

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Emerald, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Emerald, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1983

Address: Corner Yamal & Anakie Streets, , Emerald Queensland, 4720

The Catholic Press of 27th February 1913 records, The new Catholic Emerald Church which was dedicated by Coadjutor Archbishop of Brisbanon Sunday February 16 was opened free of debt. The collection for the day totalled £270, but promises of donations will bring the amount to £300. The Church is lighted with Quirk's air gas. The Rev…

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