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Adelaide, SA - St Patrick's Catholic

Adelaide, SA - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1912

Address: 261 Grote Street, , Adelaide South Australia, 5000

After the original church, that was located in West Terrace became too small it was decided to build a new one in Grote St. St Patrick’s Church was the principal place of Catholic worship in Adelaide until St Francis Xavier Cathedral opened on Wakefield Street in 1858. Alterations to the simple stone building of St Patrick’s Church…

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Albury, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Albury, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1843

Address: Corner Olive & Smolett Streets, , Albury New South Wales, 2640

Father Charles Lovat, a pioneer priest from Yass, celebrated Albury's first Catholic mass on November 25, 1843 in a much smaller building at a different location. The present Church was opened on November 24, 1872. The priest who planned its construction was buried behind the altar. He was Dr. Michael McAlroy, Albury's parish priest from…

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Allora, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Allora, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Address: Warwick Street, , Allora Queensland, 4362

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Ballarat, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic Cathedral

Ballarat, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic Cathedral

Year Built: 1851

Address: Corner Sturt & Dawson Street, , Ballarat Victoria, 3350

Although Catholic Services were conducted in Ballarat from 1851 onwards, the parish of Ballarat was not instituted until 1852. The first Parish Priest was Father Matthew Downing, who in 1853, selected the two acre site for the church, which was granted under a Crown Grant in 1855. The style of the church is early Gothic from the era of…

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Binalong, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Binalong, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1913

Address: Monteagle Street, , Binalong New South Wales, 2584

The first church was located on Church Hill and was called the Church of St Peter's and Paul. The foundation stone of that church was laid in March 1859. It was later demolished. The Foundation stone of the existing Federation style church was laid on 17 September 1911 by the Catholic Bishop of Goulburn Dr Gallagher. Built of local…

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Boorowa, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Boorowa, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1865

Address: Queen Street, , Boorowa New South Wales, 2586

The church was established in 1865 and construction of the current church was completed in 1877. The first Mass was conducted in fact iin 1837 by Father Brennan from Yass. Its a Gothic church of blue granite and sandstone both locally quarried. Its 35m in length by 19m wide with ceiling and rafters made from stained timber. The roof is…

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Culcairn, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Culcairn, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Address: 8 Blair street, , Culcairn New South Wales, 2660

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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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Freemantle, WA - St Patrick's Catholic

Freemantle, WA - St Patrick's Catholic

Address: 47 Adelaide Street, , Freemantle Western Australia, 2795

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Gordon, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Gordon, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1875

Address: Corner Old Melbourne & Carey Road, , Gordon Victoria, 3345

St. Patrick's Parish, was established in 1875 and incorporates a church and school in each of Ballan, Gordon and Springbank. The land and a sum of one hundred and £90 for the stonework, nave, porch and tower was donated by Ryan brothers of Millbrook. The Architect was H R Casselli of Ballarat, the builders, Jenkin and Lewis. The…

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Gundagai, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Gundagai, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1885

Address: 121 Sheridan Street, Gundagai, New South Wales, 2722

The original church was built in 1885. Opened in 1885, the church is of neo-gothic style. The architect EC Manfred studied under Edmund Blackett who also designed the Church of England in Tumut, and the St Andrew’s Cathedral, George Street Sydney.

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Kilmore, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Kilmore, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1856

Address: 37 Sutherland Street, , Kilmore Victoria, 3764

The first Catholic Priest to perform a Mass in Kilmore was the Reverend Father Charles Clarke in 1846. His successor in 1854 was Father T O'Rouke. During his time he set about building a small chapel in the Willomavin area. By 1856 it was decided a bigger Church was required. Construction commenced in 1856 and the foundation stone was…

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Laidley, QLD - St Parick's Catholic

Laidley, QLD - St Parick's Catholic

Address: John Street, , Laidley Queensland, 4341

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Latrobe, TAS - St Patrick's Catholic

Latrobe, TAS - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1871

Address: 195 Gilbert Street, , Latrobe Tasmania, 7307

Bishop Willson applied for two acres at Latrobe, on October 22, 1864, as the site for a church, school and cemetery. The following February, he asked for another block in lieu of a section of land not granted "on account of the proposed tramway running near the land". The total land grant to the Catholics of Latrobe was five acres.…

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Lilydale, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Lilydale, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1890

Address: Corner Jones & Clarke Street, , Lilydale Victoria, 3140

The first services were held in the Commerford family home in Edwards Street and on occasions in the de Castella's home. In 1863 Dr Fitzpatrick applied for 2 acres at the corner of Jones and Clarke Streets. In May 1864 work commenced on a small wooden building which was completed in January 1865. In mid 1869 Father Finn was suggesting…

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Marrar, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Marrar, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1912

Address: 5 Lime Street, , Marrar New South Wales, 2652

Early services were conducted in the waiting room of the Coolamon Railway Station and at Winchendon Vale in private homes. The church was officially opened and blessed by the Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Johm. Gallagher D.D. on 28th February, 1912.

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Mentone, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Mentone, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1958

Address: 10 Rogers Street, , Mentone Victoria, 3194

The Parish of Mentone was created in 1904, when the area encompassing Mentone, Parkdale, Cheltenham, Highett, Beaumaris, Sandringham, Mordialloc, Edithvale and Chelsea was cut off from the “Brighton Mission”, which was ministered by priests residing in the present Parish of St James Gardenvale. A Foundation stone reads, " This stone…

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Minyip, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Minyip, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Address: Corner Church & Morris Streets, , Minyip Victoria, 3392

On 5 October 1875 Fr P.D. Moore came to Minyip and performed the first real Mass for the area. He took the opportunity not only to Baptise the son of James and Mary O'Callaghan but he also chaired a meeting of locals with the intention of establishing a church for the Minyip and Murtoa area. Architect Michael Ryan of Horsham was…

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Mt Moriac, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Mt Moriac, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1883

Address: Princes Highway, , Mount Moriac Victoria, 3240

In 1856 Fr Patrick Birmingham formerly of Fiery Creek was direct by Bishop Goold to reside at Mount Moriac with the charge of Colac. This continued for just one year when he left Melbourne and travelled to Sydney. Father Barrett took over his parish. The original church was located in Chapel Street and built in 1860. A new Church was…

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Murrumbeena, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Murrumbeena, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1963

Address: 6 Dalny Road, , Murrumbeena Victoria, 3163

A Foundation stone reads, " St Patrick's Church Murrumbeena this memorial stone was blessed by Most Reverend E.V. Tweedy D.D. Seventeenth March 1963. Robert O Ellis Architect William Rovira Parish Priest M.P. Arbon & Co Builders".

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Nhill, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Nhill, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1899

Address: 33 Leahy Street, , Nhill Victoria, 3418

The original church was destroyed by a cyclone on 19 November 1897. Plans for a new church were supplied by Michael Ryan. Brickwork was carried out by W.A. Lamber and James Fyvie, carpentry and plumbing by W.G. Gunn and the bricks were supplied by Sawyer and Co of Horsham. Work commenced in August 1898 and the dedication service ok…

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Scottsdale, TAS - St Patrick's Catholic

Scottsdale, TAS - St Patrick's Catholic

Address: 51 George Street, , Scottsdale Tsmania, 7260

One of the most fascinating events in the story of Scottsdale Was the removal of St. Patrick's Church from the centre of the town to a new site in George Street. The entire operation was carried out with the help of a sturdy bullock team. There was plenty of motor transport available at the time, but it was felt that the steadier beasts…

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Stawell, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Stawell, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1873

Address: 37 Patrick Street, , Stawell Victoria, 3380

The building was designed in a Victorian Gothic Revival style typical of the influential English architect, Charles Hansom. This design has been attributed to Henry Caselli who was greatly influenced by Hansom. The building is largely intact both externally and internally, and represents one of few extant Hansom-influenced Victorian…

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Sydney, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Sydney, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

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

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Tongala, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Tongala, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1909

Address: 34 Mangan Street, , Tongala Victoria, 3621

The Foundation stone was laid in 1909 by S Reville Bishop of Sandhurst. The Architect was A.A. Fritsch and the builder was A.S. Bird. The Church was opening on Sunday 28 November 1909.

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Toowoomba, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Toowoomba, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1863

Address: 154 James Street, , Toowoomba Queensland, 4350

The first Church was erected in 1863 under the guidance of the first Parish Priest, Father Fulgentius Hodebourg. This small wooden Church-school soon became too small for the ever growing congregation and was expanded in 1880, only to be burnt down the day after completion.

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Uranquinty, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Uranquinty, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Address: Morgan Street, , Uranquinty New South Wales, 2652

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Wangaratta, VIC - St Patricks Catholic

Wangaratta, VIC - St Patricks Catholic

Address: 1 Ford Street, , Wangaratta Victoria, 3677

This is an example of the Gothic Revival style. The original sanctuary and nave are a typical example of Wardell's work and are notable for their simplicity and liturgical correctness. The superb triple lancet stained glass window is a distinctive feature of this section. The west front and tower are elaborately composed and although…

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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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