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Heathcote, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Heathcote, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Address: Corner Ebden & Pohlman Street, , Heathcote Victoria, 3523

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Hobart, TAS St Mary's Catholic Cathedral

Hobart, TAS St Mary's Catholic Cathedral

Year Built: 1898

Address: 180 Harrington Street, , Hobart Tasmania, 7000

St Mary’s Cathedral was the vision of the first Bishop of Hobart Town, Robert William Willson. Bishop Willson chose the design and spent years raising the funds. Designed by William Wardell, one of Australia’s greatest nineteenth-century architects, it was completed except for its steeple between 1876 and 1898 to a modified design by…

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Ipswich, QLD - St Mary's Catholic

Ipswich, QLD - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1849

Address: Corner Elizabeth Street & Roseberry Parade, , Ipswich Queensland, 4305

The Church was first established in 1849. Father William McGinty, from Northern Ireland, took charge of Ipswich Parish in 1852 and had the first Saint Mary's Church built. This building was described as "a rude slab building of small dimensions, without glass windows, only shutters." In 1862 this church was later demolished and replaced…

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Ivanhoe, VIC - Mary Immaculate Catholic

Ivanhoe, VIC - Mary Immaculate Catholic

Year Built: 1961

Address: Corner Waverley & Upper Heidelberg Road, , Ivanhoe Victoria, 3079

The original church was built in 1915 by Architects Kempson and Connlly. The Pastor was the Reverend M.F. McKenna. The current church was erected in 1961. The foundation stone was laid by the Most Reverend Arthur Fox D.D. on 10 December. Reverend Bernard Geohegan P.P. was the Pastor.

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Lancefield, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Lancefield, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1872

Address: 27 Chauncey Street, , Lancefield Victoria, 3435

In 1866 an application was made for one acre of land to be set aside for church purposes. This was later increased to 2 acres. The land was gazetted in 1869. Services were held in the local Court House until the church was built in 1872. The Town Hall was also used for services as was the home of the Conways. The design of the church…

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Leederville, WA - St Mary's Catholic

Leederville, WA - St Mary's Catholic

Address: 40 Franklin Street, , Leederville Western Australia, 6007

The Foundation stone was laid on 6 May 1923 by the Archbishop P.J. Clune D.D.

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Lethbridge, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Lethbridge, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Address: Midland Highway, , Lethbridge Victoria, 3332

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Maffra, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Maffra, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1924

Address: Church Street, , Maffra Victoria, 3860

A Foundation stone reads, " DOM This memorial stone of St Mary's Church was blessed by the Most Reverend Patrick Phelan D.D. Bishop of Sale May 4th 1924 - Rev P. Curran A.A. Fritson Architect C.H. Cull Contractor".

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Mirboo North, VIC - St Mary's Anglican

Mirboo North, VIC - St Mary's Anglican

Year Built: 1965

Address: Corner Grand Ridge East & Baromi Road, , Mirboo North Victoria, 3871

The first Church services in the area were held in the home of Mr W. Napier an unoffical and perhaps self appointed lay preacher. He is reported to have taken a burial there in 1882. The Foundation stone was laid on 6 November 1965 by the Right Reverend D.A. Garnsey M.A. Bishop of Gippsland.

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Mooroopna, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Mooroopna, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Address: McLennan Street, , Mooroopna Victoria, 3629

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Morphett Vale, SA - St Mary's help of Christians Catholic

Morphett Vale, SA - St Mary's help of Christians Catholic

Year Built: 1971

Address: 3 Venning Street, , Morphett Vale South Australia, 5162

The first Roman Catholic Church erected in South Australia was St Mary's, Morphett Vale, on a site given by Mr A Anderson. It was dedicated by Bishop Murray on 8 December 1844. Built of local stone, the foundation stone was laid July 1845, opened 1846. Nave and chancel erected about twenty years later. The roof is now corrugated…

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Morwell, VIC - St Mary's Anglican

Morwell, VIC - St Mary's Anglican

Address: 6 Latrobe Street, , Morwell Victoria, 3840

The first Church service conducted in the Morwell area by any demomination took place on Sunday 4 June1848. By 1878 Church of England services were being held monthly at Morwell in various buildings including the Maryvale Ridge State School or private homes.The Foundation stone was laid of 28 March 1958 by Miss E.E. Bridle.

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Mudgee, NSW - St Mary's Catholic

Mudgee, NSW - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1873 - 1876

Address: 13 Church Street, , Mudgee New South Wales, 2850

A Gothic Revival Church the sanctuary and vestry are part of the original 1857 sandstone building, with the present body added in 1873-76 and the steeple in 1911.

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Murrumburrah, NSW - St Mary's Catholic

Murrumburrah, NSW - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1868

Address: Wernon Street, Murrumburrah, Murrumburrah New South Wales, 2587

The foundation stone was laid in 1868. It was extended in 1895-96 with granite for the tower quarried at Demondrille (3 km north-west of Murrumburrah) and carted to the site by bullock and horse teams. St Mary's Convent was opened in 1892 with additions in 1902 and 1933. It closed in the mid-1980s.

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Murtoa, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Murtoa, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1881

Address: Corner Duncan & Degenhardt Streets, , Murtoa Victoria, 3390

One of the first services in Murtoa was that of 4 October 1875 when Father P Moore took Mass in Murtoa. Construction of the first church took place in 1880 and the formal opening of the building occurred on 10 July 1881 when Dean Moore from Ballarat officiated at the event. Four memebers of the Ballarat Choir attended the celebrations…

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Narromine, NSW - St Mary's Anglican

Narromine, NSW - St Mary's Anglican

Year Built: 1959

Address: 146 Danaloo Street, , Narromine New South Wales, 2821

A Foundation stone reads, " To the Glory of God this stone was laid by The Right Reverend K. Leslie Lord Bishop of Bathurst October 27th 1959. H.G. Redshaw Rector".

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Nathalia, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Nathalia, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Address: Robertson Street, , Nathalia Victoria, 3638

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

North 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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North Melbourne, VIC - St Mary's Anglican

North Melbourne, VIC - St Mary's Anglican

Year Built: 1853

Address: Corner Queensberry & Howard Streets, , North Melbourne Victoria, 3051

The first Sunday services were held in the open air but soon a prefabricated zinc building was put together on the site where St Mary's now stands. There has been a church on this site since 1853 with the current Church having been built between the years 1858 and 1868. It was opend in 1860 and consecrated in 1862. The present…

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North Wagga Wagga, NSW - St Mary's Anglican

North Wagga Wagga, NSW - St Mary's Anglican

Year Built: 1900

Address: Coleman Street, , North Wagga Wagga New South Wales, 2650

The Church Foundation stone was laid most likely on 9 December 1900 as the Centenary took place on that date in 2,000.

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Oaklands, NSW - St Mary Magdalene's Anglican

Oaklands, NSW - St Mary Magdalene's Anglican

Address: Milthorpe Street, , Oaklands New South Wales, 2646

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Perth, WA - St Mary's Cathedral Catholic

Perth, WA - St Mary's Cathedral Catholic

Year Built: 1865

Address: 17 Victoria Square, , Perth Western Australia, 6000

On 8 February 1863, Bishop Salvado laid the foundation stone of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary on a reserve of land known as Victoria Square. Fr Martin Griver, later Bishop of Perth, was responsible for the building. The architect and master mason was Joseph Ascione. The Cathedral of the Immaculate…

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Port Adelaide, SA - St Mary's Catholic

Port Adelaide, SA - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1858

Address: Dale Street, , Port Adelaide South Australia, 5015

St Mary's Church was established in Dale Street, Port Adelaide,and this was the first of the Josephine Schools associated with Saint Mary MacKillop. The Church was officially opened on August 15th 1858, although the building had been used as a place of worship for some time beforehand. The Sisters of St Joseph set up a school in the…

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Romsey, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Romsey, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1924

Address: Main Street, , Romsey Victoria, 3434

The first services in the Romsey district were conducted by Father Michael Brannigan in early 1860 in the house of Owen Doolan. A weatherboard church was built in 1868 and demolished in 1967. A new church in the Gothic style and built of brick with a tiled roof was erected in 1924. The Foundation stone was laid on 7 September 1924 by the…

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Rose Bay, NSW - St Mary Magdalene's Catholic

Rose Bay, NSW - St Mary Magdalene's Catholic

Address: 835 New South Head Road, , Rose Bay New South Wales, 2029

The Church was opened for worship on 21 October 1871. The Preacher was Rev John Graham of the Pitt Street Congregational Church. The Church was built to the designs of Architect J. Barlow. The tower was added in 1932 and additions made in 1938 by Leslie Wilkson.

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Rushworth, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Rushworth, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1897

Address: 13 Phillips Street, , Rushworth Victoria, 3612

The first Roman Catholic church was planned in 1861 on the corner of School and Moora Streets, but was eventually burnt down. A new location was found at the corner of Phillips and Hume Streets. The foundation stone for this church was laid by the very Reverend TJ O'Connell on 16 September 1896. The construction was completed in 1897.

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Rutherglen, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Rutherglen, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1963

Address: 82 High Street, , Rutherglen Victoria, 3685

A Foundation stone on the church reads, " St Mary's Church consecrated by th e Most Reverend Bernard D. Stewart D.D. A.L.L.B. Bishop of Sandhurst opened for the public worship of God and the honour of the blessed Virgin by the same Bishop September 15th 1963 Rev Francis J Owens Pastor". A Latin foundation stone reads "ecclesiae s.…

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Sale, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Sale, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Address: 47 Foster Street, , Sale Victoria, 3850

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Seymour, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Seymour, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1887

Address: Crawford Street, , Seymour Victoria, 3661

In 1855 a grant of land was given by the Government. It was situated at the northern end of Emily Street, but it was found to be unsatisfactory because it was too far from the town and was subject to flooding. This grant was later cancelled and in 1869 another grant was made of the present site. Patrick Hanna who donated the church bell…

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St Marys, TAS - St Mary's of the Assumption

St Marys, TAS - St Mary's of the Assumption

Year Built: 1975

Address: 76 Main Street, , St Marys Tasmania, 7215

A Foundation stone reads, "The Most Rev G Young D.D. Archbishop of Hobart blessed this stone of the new St Mary's built by the people from the ashes of the old 9th May 1975".

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Sunbury, VIC - St Mary's Anglican

Sunbury, VIC - St Mary's Anglican

Year Built: 1866

Address: O'Shanassy Street, , Sunbury Victoria, 3429

Built in stages from 1866 in bluestone, the Church is significant for its associations with James Goodall Francis, merchant and politician and Sir William Clarke, prominent landowner, stud breeder and philanthropist. Their association is reflected in some of the interior fittings and stained glass. Both men played a major role in…

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Sydney, NSW - St Mary's Catholic Cathedral

Sydney, NSW - St Mary's Catholic Cathedral

Year Built: 1869

Address: College Street, , Sydney New South Wales, 2000

William Wilkinson Wardell was commissioned by Archbishop Polding to design a new St Mary's following the fire of 1865 which ruined the original Cathedral. It was constructed of dressed local sandstone in the "Gothic Revival" style. There were to be two intermediate stages. A temporary wooden church was constructed, which was also…

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Thornbury, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Thornbury, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1916

Address: Rossmoyne Street, , Thornbury Victoria, 3071

Foundation stone was laid on 20 February 1916 by the Most Reverend T.J. Carr D.D. Archbishop of Melbourne. Stahl Brothers built the church.

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Trafalgar, VIC - St Mary's Anglican

Trafalgar, VIC - St Mary's Anglican

Year Built: 1926

Address: Corner Church & Contingent Streets, , Trafalgar Victoria, 3824

The first St Mary's Church was opened in 1883 and it was replaced by a second St Mary's in 1906 and a third St Mary's in 1926. The Foundation stone of the third church was laid on 8 June 1926 by the Right Reverend C.H. Cranswick Bishop of Gippsland. Architects were Cawler and Drummond and the church was built by C Ball.

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Wallaroo, SA - St Mary's Anglican

Wallaroo, SA - St Mary's Anglican

Year Built: 1864

Address: Hughes Street, , Wallaroo South Australia, 5556

Built in 1864, of dressed stone, the interior of the Church has a large expanse of wooden structure, eg beams, which present a warm and inviting atmosphere. It is believed that the nave was added at a later date. The floor was renewed in 1968.

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Warburton, VIC - St Mary's Anglican

Warburton, VIC - St Mary's Anglican

Address: 3363 Warburton Highway, , Warburton Victoria, 3799

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Warracknabeal, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Warracknabeal, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1967

Address: Corner Lyle & Anderson Street, , Warracknabeal Victoria, 3393

Prior to 1875 Priests from Ararat serviced this part of Victoria as there was no established Catholic Church. Services were held in Scots Wool Shed and the local Court House.* On 21 st November, 1885, an advertisement appeared in the Warracknabeal Newspaper inviting "Tenders for builders for erection of brick Catholic Church".* On 4…

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Warwick, QLD - St Mary's Catholic

Warwick, QLD - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1854

Address: 154 Palmerin Street, , Warwick Queensland, 4370

The first Mass was celebrated in Warwick in 1854 - the Town had only been settled in 1840. Fr. McGinty said that Mass in the Horse and Jockey Hotel in 1854 and ministered the Warwick parish from Ipswich until 1862. Gothic Revival church in the decorated style, built of sandstone, with a flanking tower with spire and unfinished…

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Waverley, NSW - Mary Immaculate Catholic

Waverley, NSW - Mary Immaculate Catholic

Year Built: 1890

Address: 45 Victoria Street, , Waverley New South Wales, 2024

Constructed between 1890 and 1915 the cathedral is of the Classical Revival style with a faade to lower part of building. Clerestorey level, with its two imposing bell towers, appears to be in a different style. Entrance formed by large, pedimented portico with four, imposing Ionic columns. Ionic pilasters continue around to the sides.…

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Waverley, NSW - St Mary the Virgin Anglican

Waverley, NSW - St Mary the Virgin Anglican

Year Built: 1890

Address: 240 Birrell Street, , Waverley New South Wales, 2022

Built in 1890 this church was one of Edmund Blacket's earlier churches. Built by W Bailey its stone church in Ecclesiastical Gothic style. It boasts a long nave with chancel, vestry and two side porches. Dressed sandstone with concrete tiled roof (originally shingled). Paired lancet windows between buttresses. Stained glass with label…

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