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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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East Melbourne, Protestant

East Melbourne, Protestant

Year Built: 1872

Address: 4 Morrison Place, , East Melbourne Victoria, 3002

A Church built for the Trustees of the Swedenborgian Church. Built in 1872, to the design of Lloyd Tayler the gothic-style bluestone residence was once home to the New Temple Church. The main facade embraces a Decorated Gothic window of three lights flanked by buttresses, with a projecting porch. Was a store room for the Eye and Ear…

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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. The Architect was Edward Gell. A sanctuary was added in 1905 and a gallery in 1923.

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Gerringong, NSW - St George's Anglican

Gerringong, NSW - St George's Anglican

Year Built: 1874

Address: 103 Fern Street, , Gerringong New South Wales, 2534

The Church was built in 1856 but was destroyed in 1872, and rebuilt in 1874.

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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 present church was opened in August 1871 after the first church proved to be too small, coinciding with the opening of the new Catholic church. The noted architect, Lloyd Tayler, had called tenders for the erection of a Presbyterian Church at Gisborne at the end of 1870. The cost was £1350. The Manse was build in 1908 and sold in…

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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. The Architect was John Kirkpatrick.

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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 Henry R Caselli 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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Gulgong, NSW - St Luke's Anglican

Gulgong, NSW - St Luke's Anglican

Year Built: 1876

Address: 64 Bayly Street, , Gulgong New South Wales, 2852

A Romanesque, Gothic revival church designed by noted colonial architect Edmund Thomas Blacket. The bell tower is of wood with the bell surrounded by lattice work. It was built out of local stone at a cost of £650 in 1876. Built of rubble stone with brick facings, the dimensions being 80 feet long by a breadth of 37 feet, 13 feet walls,…

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Gundaroo, NSW - St Mark's Anglican

Gundaroo, NSW - St Mark's Anglican

Year Built: 1874

Address: Cork Street, , Gundaroo New South Wales, 2620

The Church uses the former Court of Petty Sessions built in 1874.

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Gunning, NSW - Uniting

Gunning, NSW - Uniting

Year Built: 1876

Address: Waratah Street, , Gunning New South Wales, 2581

The first Church was erected in 1849 and as was 28ft x 18ft. The next Church was opened in 1876 by A Crundwell. The first Parsonage was erected in 1853 having only 2 rooms. The second Parsonage was purchased in Waratah in 1868.

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Inverell, NSW - St Andrew's Presbyterian

Inverell, NSW - St Andrew's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1878

Address: 94 Vivian Street, , Inverell New South Wales, 2360

In the beginning, services were conducted in the home of Mr. Colin Ross until 1857. This continued for a mere three years until a move was made to build a church on a Crown grant of 1 acre 3 roods 32 perches, Suburban allotment 6, dated 24th August, 1859. This is the date of the Title Deed but the actual building commenced earlier. This…

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Jamberoo, NSW - St Matthew's Catholic

Jamberoo, NSW - St Matthew's Catholic

Year Built: 1879

Address: 22 Chapel Lane, , Jamberoo New South Wales, 2533

The first Church was erected in 1839 on land donated by the O'Mara family. The Foundation stone was laid on 18 November 1875 by Bishop Vaughan. The church was blessed and opened on 7 September 1879 by Archbishop Roger Vaughan.

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Jamberoo, NSW - St Stephen's Presbyterian (Former)

Jamberoo, NSW - St Stephen's Presbyterian (Former)

Year Built: 1875

Address: 2 Allowrie Street, , Jamberoo New South Wales, 2533

The Church was designed by John Colley and built in 1875 by John and James Marks, D. L. Dymock and W. Stewart. The church building was sold in 2009. Services were initially conducted in Dr. Menzies' barn by the Rev. John Tait, MA, the first minister of the Church of Scotland in Illawarra. The Church was opened and dedicated in the…

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Jamberoo, NSW - Uniting

Jamberoo, NSW - Uniting

Year Built: 1879

Address: 11 Wyalla Street, , Jamberoo New South Wales, 2533

A plaque on the Church wall reads, " This building was originally erected in 1879 as a Wesleyan Chapel and became the Methodist Church in 1902 joining the Uniting Church in Australia in 1977".

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Jerilderie, NSW - St Joseph's Catholic

Jerilderie, NSW - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1878

Address: Corner Coreen & Kennedy Streets, , Jerilderie New South Wales, 2716

The Church was built in 1878 and opened in 1882. It was enlarge in 1898 and the Sacristy added in 1928. Famous people who attended the church included Michael Abney-Hastings 1P Earl of Loudon (said to be the true King of England) was married in St Joseph's Catholic Church on Saturday March 8, 2008.

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Kangaroo Ground, VIC - Presbyterian

Kangaroo Ground, VIC - Presbyterian

Year Built: 1878

Address: Corner Graham & Eltham Yarra Glen Road, , Kangaroo Ground Victoria, 3097

From 1843 to 1853 the Rev Gunn conducted church services at regular intervals in the Donaldson's barn in Kangaroo Ground. The school was closely associated with the Church as officially it was Kangaroo Ground Presbyterian Church School No. 27. By 1853 the name had changed to Scots Church School and by 1854 to Church of Scotland School.…

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Kapunda, SA - St John's (Trinity) Lutheran

Kapunda, SA - St John's (Trinity) Lutheran

Year Built: 1880

Address: South Terrace, , Kapunda South Australia, 5373

Regular services commenced as early as 1880 at Bagot Well, mainly in the homes of various members including those of J.H. Schultz and Mr and Mrs Rudolf Hoffmann. In 1900, Pastor J. J. Stolz came to Light Pass and the services at Bagot Well ceased. In 1905, members of Immanuel Synod settled near Kapunda, and desired a church of their…

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Keilor, VIC - Christ Church Anglican

Keilor, VIC - Christ Church Anglican

Year Built: 1877

Address: 36 Church Street, , Keilor Victoria, 3036

Christ Church Anglican Keilor, was designed by Ebenezer Bonfield and dedicated by Dr. Macartney, Dean of Melbourne, on January 28th, 1877, which replaced a corrugated iron building on the Calder Highway between Bonfield and Flora Streets. The first vicar of the` church was the Rev. R.H. Rodda and the first collection was taken up in a…

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Kingston, TAS - St Aloysius Catholic

Kingston, TAS - St Aloysius Catholic

Year Built: 1874

Address: Church Street, , Kingston Tasmania, 7051

The church was established in 1873 and opened in 1874. The Architect was Henry Hunter.

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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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Latrobe, TAS - St David's Presbyterian

Latrobe, TAS - St David's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1879

Address: 7 Hamilton Street, , Latrobe Tasmania, 7307

Churches in circuit covered by the Latrobe Minister were Latrobe, Sassafras, Harford, Melrose, Aberdeen & Greenbanks. First Mission was held in Latrobe Circuit in 1910 by Rev. V. Trigge. The Church is built of brick, with freestone facings and a slate roof, after a design by Mr. Gadsby, and has seating for 200 people. The Foundation…

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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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Laura, SA - Baptist

Laura, SA - Baptist

Year Built: 1875

Address: Victoria Street, , Laura South Australia, 5480

The Foundation stone was laid in 1875. The church building may have been sold in 2011.

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Laura, SA - Redeemer Lutheran

Laura, SA - Redeemer Lutheran

Year Built: 1880

Address: Main Street, , Laura South Australia, 5480

The Lutheran's of Laura first attended church at Appila. By the early 1880's several more Lutheran families had moved into Laura and this prompted Pastor Kaibel of Appila to conduct services there. By 1891 there were 19 communicant members at Laura and by 1903 the Laura families severed their ties with the Appila congregation. Services…

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Laura, SA - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Laura, SA - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Year Built: 1875

Address: 4 North Terrace, , Laura South Australia, 5480

The town of Laura was surveyed in 1871 and in August 1873, the church acquired Blocks 1 and 3 at £17 Ten Shillings each; portion of Block I is still retained, thereon being erected the Church of St. John and the Parish Hall. The first known church of England service in Laura was conducted by the Rev. Hartley Williams, a missionary from…

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Longford, TAS - Baptist (Former)

Longford, TAS - Baptist (Former)

Year Built: 1880

Address: 7 Smith Street, , Longford Tasmania, 7301

The first services were held in what were then known as the Assembly Rooms, and are now the front rooms of the Town Hall. During Pastor Wood's ministry the Sunday School Hall, erected at a cost of four hundred pounds, was received by the pastor as a gift from Mrs. Gibson. The main church building had previously been provided as a gift by…

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Longford, TAS - Uniting

Longford, TAS - Uniting

Year Built: 1879

Address: 3 High Street, , Longford Tasmania, 7301

The first Church was built in Wellington Street on land donated by Joseph Heazlewood. By 1870 it had been demolished and a new church built in High Street. A full history at the website Churches of Tasmania can be viewed here.

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Lorne, VIC - All Saints Anglican

Lorne, VIC - All Saints Anglican

Year Built: 1880

Address: Mountjoy Parade, , Lorne Victoria, 3232

Original services were held beside the Erskine river and later transferred to Erskine House in 1879 - 1880. The decision to build a church was made on 19 January 1880. A contract was let to build a church at a cost of £205 on an acre of land donated by Mr Gwynne. The church built there was later moved to its current site in 1884.

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Maffra, VIC - St John's Anglican

Maffra, VIC - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1871

Address: 16 Church Street, , Maffra Victoria, 3860

In 1868 the government had granted one and three-quarter acres of land to the Church of England for church purposes. This land, bounded by Boisdale, Princess, and King Streets, was thought by the Church Committee to be too far from the centre of town. So in May 1871 two half-acre blocks in Church Street were bought from a member of the…

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Maitland, SA - St Bartholomew's Catholic

Maitland, SA - St Bartholomew's Catholic

Year Built: 1875

Address: 15 Walter Street, , Maitland South Australia, 5573

The Foundation stone was laid on 23 May 1875 and a dedication service followed on December 5 conducted by the Bishop of Adelaide to most Reverend C.A. Reynolds. In July 1884 the walls were plastered a porch, vestry and gallery added.

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Maitland, SA - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Maitland, SA - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Year Built: 1873

Address: Caroline Street, , Maitland South Australia, 5573

From 1873 church services were held at Ynoo at the Government well, in local homes and huts. The following year saw the church foundation stone laid on 8 December by Mrs S Rogers. A porch as Vestry were added in 1901. The church was upgraded and re built in 1976 when unique stained glass windows were added.

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Maitland, SA - Uniting

Maitland, SA - Uniting

Year Built: 1875

Address: 59 Robert Street, , Maitland South Australia, 5573

Originally a Wesleyan Methodist church, the Church was opened on Christmas Day 1875. It was built by J Swann and the mason was C Hicks. It cost 800.00. In 1904 the Sunday school hall was built at the rear of the church. A foundation stone attached to that part of the building was laid on 2 November 1904 by Mrs E Greenslade. A porch was…

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Marrickville, NSW - Roseby Memorial Uniting

Marrickville, NSW - Roseby Memorial Uniting

Year Built: 1871

Address: 388 Illawarra Road, , Marrickville New South Wales, 2204

The Church was built between 1871 and 1890 and is named after Dr. Roseby MA, LLD FRAS, a notable Congregational preacher and scientist who was minister for 23 years from 1888. The foundation stone was laid n 1871. Built of Rockfaced sandstone with Gothic detailing, the pointed arches, butresses and strings are detailed with smooth cut…

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