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Alberton, SA - Trinity Uniting

Alberton, SA - Trinity Uniting

Year Built: 1880

Address: Station Place, , Alberton South Australia, 5014

The Foundation stone was laid by J Formby Esq on 6 April 1880.

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Anakie, VIC - St Brigid's Catholic

Anakie, VIC - St Brigid's Catholic

Year Built: 1871

Address: 2439 Ballan Road, , Anakie Victoria, 3213

In 1857 the parish was formed under the care of Father Ronald Rankin. He purchased a site and in September of the same year a tender was let for the construction of a 25ft by 12ft wooden building at a cost of 210 pounds. From 1858 the building was used as a church under the patronage of St James on Sundays and from the 1st of September…

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Auburn, VIC - Uniting

Auburn, VIC - Uniting

Year Built: 1880

Address: 81 Oxley Roadd, Hawthorn, , Auburn Victoria, 3123

Between the 1840s and 1880's the Hawthorn Circuit occupied and subsequently outgrew a number of buildings until in 1886 a new larger, site was selected on the corner of Oxley Road and Hepburn Street. Originally a Wesleyan church the building was constructed in the Lombardic Romanesque style. The architect was Alfred Dunn and the…

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Bacchus Marsh, VIC - St Bernard's Catholic

Bacchus Marsh, VIC - St Bernard's Catholic

Year Built: 1872

Address: 61 Lerderderg Street, , Bacchus Marsh Victoria, 3340

The 1841 Census for this area recorded that there were only 14 Catholics out of a population of 112, an area that extended from the Upper Werribee to Melton. By 1851 a register entry listed the names of five infants who, were baptised:- James, the son of James and Fanny Toomey; Patrick, son of John and Margaret Leahy; Elizabeth,…

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Bass, VIC - St Paul's Anglican

Bass, VIC - St Paul's Anglican

Year Built: 1878

Address: Hade Avenue, , Bass Victoria, 3991

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Bendigo, VIC - St Paul's Anglican Cathedral

Bendigo, VIC - St Paul's Anglican Cathedral

Year Built: 1873

Address: Myer's Street, , Bendigo Victoria, 3550

The cathedral was designed by the architect Robert A. Love. The nave was dedicated in November 1868, the bell tower in 1873 and the chancel and transepts in 1927. Originally a parish church, St Paul's became the diocese's cathedral in 1981. The building is constructed of red brick with stone dressings in an early Gothic style and is…

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Boort, VIC - Presbyterian, (Former)

Boort, VIC - Presbyterian, (Former)

Year Built: 1876

Address: 24 Godfrey Street, , Boort Victoria, 3537

Church sign now removed and appears to be a private residence

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Branxton, NSW - St John's Anglican

Branxton, NSW - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1879

Address: 45 Cessnock Road, , Branxton New South Wales, 2335

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Brighton, VIC - Trinity Uniting

Brighton, VIC - Trinity Uniting

Year Built: 1875

Address: 17 Black Street, , Brighton Victoria, 3186

In 1853 a Church, the Independents (later Congregational Church) began services in a tent measuring 10ft x 12ft which they erected in Carpenter street. Their Minister was the Reverend Henry Kidgell recently arrived from England. In April that year it was resolved to erect a small wooden chapel on a quarter acre block of land in Male…

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Broadford, VIC - St Matthew's Anglican

Broadford, VIC - St Matthew's Anglican

Year Built: 1874

Address: High Street, , Broadford Victoria, 3658

The (new) Church was opened on 26 April 1874. It was built by a Mr Woods. In 1892 Kilmore and Broadford seperated and on Easter Sunday the Rev H. Braddock was inducted as Broadford's first resident Priest. The Church was consecrated 19 years after it opened by Bishop Goe.

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Burra, SA - Redruth Methodist (former)

Burra, SA - Redruth Methodist (former)

Year Built: 1874

Address: Ludgvan Street, , Burra South Australia, 5417

Redruth first appeared in the quarterly minute book on 24 June 1851. No members are listed and the income was 5/4. Three months later there were 4 members and the circuit income was 1-6-6. In February 1851 the Kooringa trustees had begun to build a church opposite the police station and 1-17-10 was collected at the laying of the corner…

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Burra, SA - St Mary the Virgin Anglican

Burra, SA - St Mary the Virgin Anglican

Year Built: 1879

Address: Market Street, , Burra South Australia, 5417

The original church of St Mary’s was located at the junction of Ware and Church Streets in 1849. The land for the present church was donated by the South Australian Mining Association. It was built in the Gothic style and by the local firm of Sara & Dunstan to the design by G.F. McLagan, who came to live in Kooringa from Melbourne. The…

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Campbell Town, TAS - Brickhill Memorial

Campbell Town, TAS - Brickhill Memorial

Year Built: 1880

Address: 105 High Street, , Campbell Town Tasmania, 7210

The Church was built by funds left by Joseph Brickhill a successful local Businessman. His shop which used to be on High Street was built in 1859at a cost of £6,000 and was said to be the finest country store in Tasmania. Brickhill died in 1865 at the age of 65 after being attcked by his Alsatian dog. £1,400 was left in his estate to…

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Caulfield South, VIC - St Catherine's Anglican

Caulfield South, VIC - St Catherine's Anglican

Year Built: 1875

Address: Corner Clarence & Kooyong Roads, , Caulfield South Victoria, 3162

The Revd H.B. Macartney purchased a small weatherboard former Methodist Church, known as St Peter's Mission Church, Camden Town, in 1875, on the corner of Glen Huntly Road and Cedar Street. After this, Messrs. R.W. B. Mackenzie, and I..J. Davies and J.H. Davies officiating as lay readers from St Mary's, were among the first people to take…

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Caulfield, VIC - St Mary's Anglican

Caulfield, VIC - St Mary's Anglican

Year Built: 1871

Address: 281 Glen Ira Road, , Caulfield Victoria, 3162

The first Anglican service held in Caulfield was conducted by the Reverend Samuel Taylor (from St Andrew's Brighton) and Reverend David Seddon (of Christ Church St Kilda) in Park Street. In 1859 steps were taken to build a Church, which for some years was known as '"All Saints." Sir George Stephen gave a quarter of an acre of land, on…

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Charlton, VIC - St Andrew's Presbyterian (Former)

Charlton, VIC - St Andrew's Presbyterian (Former)

Year Built: 1871

In the spring of the year 1871 as inhabitants of stations around Charlton crossed southwards over the recently constructed Avoca bridge they saw the beginnings of the first House of Worship in Charlton. The contractor James Paterson, of Nardoo, Buckrabnayule, a builder who learnt his trade in Scotland was putting the final touches to the…

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Chiltern, VIC - St Andrew's Uniting

Chiltern, VIC - St Andrew's Uniting

Year Built: 1871

Address: High Street, , Chiltern Victoria, 3683

The former Presbyterian church was erected 1871-1875 by Smith and Houston. It replaced a timber and bark structure erected in 1860 some distance west of the site. The present orange-coloured brick structure comprises a buttressed hall with the west front punctuated by a pinnacled octagonal bell-cote on the gable apex and a small…

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Clifton Hill, VIC - St John the Baptist Catholic

Clifton Hill, VIC - St John the Baptist Catholic

Year Built: 1876

Address: 61 Queens Parade, , Clifton Hill Victoria, 3068

Construction commenced in 1876 and by July the walls were being erected.

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Colac, VIC - Uniting

Colac, VIC - Uniting

Year Built: 1877

Address: Corner Hesse & Manifold Streets, , Colac Victoria, 3250

Formerly a Presbyterian Church. In 1852 the very firstr chapel Gows Chapel was destroyed by fire. The new church opened on 5 November 1854 on the south east corner of the present site and cost 1,750.00 to erect. By 1876 a new church was needed and a tender of 3,284.00 was accepted from Mr Bullings. The Foundation stone was laid on 19…

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Condowie, SA - St John's Lutheran

Condowie, SA - St John's Lutheran

Year Built: 1876

The Church was established in 1876. A hall beside the church was erected in 1952 and opened and dedicated on February 8 1953 by Pastor L.H. Leskie.

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Cowra, NSW - St Raphel's Catholic

Cowra, NSW - St Raphel's Catholic

Year Built: 1875

Address: Lachlan Street, , Cowra New South Wales, 2794

The first St Raphael's was built along Gothic lines and opened in 1861. Built entirely of stone it was dedicated by Archbishop Polding in 1865. It was replaced by a new church in 1875. The current and third church had its foundation stone laid in 1938 with the stone of the second church forming the foundation of the third church.

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Crafers, SA - Church of the Epiphany Anglican

Crafers, SA - Church of the Epiphany Anglican

Year Built: 1878

Address: Epiphany Place, , Crafers South Australia, 5152

The Church was built in 1878 on land donated by Henry Scott. It has a splendid music tradition, a lively choir and one of the finest pipe-organs in South Australia.

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Curramulka, SA - St Christopher's Anglican

Curramulka, SA - St Christopher's Anglican

Year Built: 1878

Address: 10 Dans Road, , Curramulka South Australia, 5580

Curramulka came under the care of the SYP missioners in 1878 and Reverend W F Marshall, who lived at Edithburgh visited the area on several occasion's. These and other services were conducted in the school, the institute or peoples homes. In 1910 Mr Talbot donated land for a church, and by 1914 the church was built. It was dedicated for…

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Cygnet, TAS - St Mark's Anglican

Cygnet, TAS - St Mark's Anglican

Year Built: 1875

Address: George Street, , Cygnet Tasmania, 7112

The church building was begun in 1874, opened in 1875 and dedicatcd in 1876 at a cost of 1,208, Additions were made in October 1894 and the church consecrated. Further additions were made in 1913, and in April 1918 a new vestry was dedicated as a memorial to the Lymington church which had been destroyed by fire. A Foundation stone was…

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Deloraine, TAS - Baptist

Deloraine, TAS - Baptist

Year Built: 1880

Address: 3 Bonney Street, , Deloraine Tasmania, 7304

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Denman, NSW - St Matthais Anglican

Denman, NSW - St Matthais Anglican

Year Built: 1875

Address: 50 Palace Street, , Denman New South Wales, 2328

The name Denman was gazetted in 1855, named after Lord Denman, who was later to become the 5th Governor General of Australia in 1911-1914. Lieutenant William Ogilvie was the first European settler in 1825. The first settlement was known as Merton which was located on the opposite side of the Hunter River to the present-day Denman and was…

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Donald, VIC - St Andrews Uniting

Donald, VIC - St Andrews Uniting

Year Built: 1872

Address: Corner Woods & Blair Streets, , Donald Victoria, 3480

The first St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church was built in 1872. The current church was opened in 1925. It seats 300.

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Doreen, VIC - Hazelglen Uniting

Doreen, VIC - Hazelglen Uniting

Year Built: 1872

Address: Corner Yan Yean & Chapel Road, , Doreen Victoria, 3754

The land upon which the Hazelgen Uniting Church, Mernda Parish, stands was purchased from Henry Walker for 10 shillings. The church was built in 1872. The church was built during the ministry of Wesleyan Minister, the Rev. Charles Dubourg, who also oversaw the erection of churches at Thomastown, Whittlesea and Wollert. It replaced a…

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Drysdale, VIC - St James Anglican

Drysdale, VIC - St James Anglican

Year Built: 1871

Address: 43 Collins Street, , Drysdale Victoria, 3222

The Foundation stone was laid by Bishop Perry. The actual foundations of the church were completed on 18 November 1871 and construction was completed the following year.

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East Devonport, VIC _ St Paul's Anglican

East Devonport, VIC _ St Paul's Anglican

Year Built: 1879

Address: 15 Thomas Street, , East Devonport Tasmania, 7319

The Church was built between 1876-79 at a cost of £425 to the design of architect William Gadsby. It was opened in July 1879. A Foundation stone reads, " The Foundation stone reads thus, Church of St Paul foundation stone laid 13th December 1876 Consecrated March 1882 Rev G.F. (?Archer) Incumbent". An arson attack occurred in 2001…

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Eltham, VIC - Uniting

Eltham, VIC - Uniting

Year Built: 1880

Address: Corner John Street & Main Road, , Eltham Victoria, 3095

The Eltham Wesleyan Methodist began meeting in the home of Mr. Taylor in Mt. Pleasant Road in 1850 and in other houses including the postmaster’s slab hut in Henry St. In 1860 the first church was built in the same street and then 1880 the present church was built on the corner of John St and Main Rd, then called Maria Street. This…

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Evandale, TAS - St Andrew's Anglican

Evandale, TAS - St Andrew's Anglican

Year Built: 1871

Address: 6 High Street, , Evandale Tasmania, 7212

The earliest services were held in a barn and the first schoolroom chapel of brick was built in 1837. in 1931 the Bishop's charge notes Evandale was given the old St. David's font, which was made at Port Arthur. The second church was begun in 1841 and dedicated in April 1844. It was pulled down in 1871. The third and present church…

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Fingal, TAS - St Joseph's Catholic

Fingal, TAS - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1880

Address: 10 Gray Street, , Fingal Tasmania, 7214

Sighted on the highest vantage point of the township, the church stands out as a prominent feature and reminder of the wealth of our local history. Taking three years to complete the building was constructed by local Michael Lattin following the design of Henry Hunter. During this time the Catholic Church used the Commandant's cottage as…

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Forbes, NSW - St Lawrence O'Toole Catholic

Forbes, NSW - St Lawrence O'Toole Catholic

Year Built: 1880

Address: 13 Johnson Street, , Forbes New South Wales, 2871

There were two church buildings erected before the current one. The first was located in Camp street and the second was in Harold Street. Of Gothic Revival style the church was erected in 1880. A sanctuary was added in 1905 and a gallery in 1923.

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Gisborne, VIC - St Andrew's Presbyterian

Gisborne, VIC - St Andrew's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1871

Address: Fisher Street, , Gisborne Victoria, 3437

The church was built in 1871. The Manse was build in 1908 and sold in around 1970.*

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Glebe, NSW - St Jame's Catholic

Glebe, NSW - St Jame's Catholic

Year Built: 1878

Address: 2 Woolley Street, , Glebe New South Wales, 2037

The Foundation stone was laid on 7 July 1877 by Archbishop Roger Bede Vaughan. By 1 September 1878, the church of St James, built in the Venetian Gothic style of Pyrmont stone and New Zealand kauri pine and glowing with stained glass, marble, majolica painted tiles, was ready and formally opened.

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Glenelg, SA - St Andrews Uniting

Glenelg, SA - St Andrews Uniting

Year Built: 1879

Address: 92 Jetty Road, , Glenelg South Australia, 5045

The first church was built in Gordon Street and the builder was Mr J.J. Moseley. The second church was built in Jetty Road and the foundation stone was laid on 18 April 1859. The Architect was Mr James MacGeorge and built by Messrs Lines and Cook. The third and current church was built and the foundation stone for this building was laid…

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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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Grange, SA - Baptist

Grange, SA - Baptist

Year Built: 1880

Address: Beach Street, , Grange South Australia, 5022

The Foundation stone was laid on 9 November 1880 by Mrs C Fowler.

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Grenfell, NSW - Holy Trinity Anglican

Grenfell, NSW - Holy Trinity Anglican

Year Built: 1877

Address: Middle Street, , Grenfell New South Wales, 2810

The first church was a wooden structure built in 1867 and located at the corner of Forbes and Middle Street. By 1877 tenders were called for a new church and the foundation stone was laid on 24 May. A further foundation stone replaced the original one on 26 January 1878 and laid by Mr J.B. Wood. The architect was John Kirkpatrick. The…

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