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Marulan, NSW - Uniting

Marulan, NSW - Uniting

Year Built: 1873

Address: 93 George Street, , Marulan New South Wales, 2579

The Church was built in 1873 and is one of the oldest buildings in Marulan. The first record of a Presbyterian service in the distract is recorded in Rev. W Hamilton's diary. "I preached at Wingello and the neighbouring stockade on 26th November 1837". It reopened for church services in 1916 and in 1917 the Rev G Tulloch moved for a…

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Melbourne, VIC - St Paul's Anglican Cathedral

Melbourne, VIC - St Paul's Anglican Cathedral

Year Built: 1880

Address: Corner Flinders & Swanston Streets, , Melbourne Victoria, 3000

St Paul's Cathedral is built on the site where the first public Christian services in Melbourne were led by Dr Alexander Thomson in 1836. Built in the Gothic transitional style, being partly early English and partly decorated. The cathedral was built between 1880 and 1891 and was designed by English Architect William Butterfield. He…

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Melbourne, VIC - Welsh Church

Melbourne, VIC - Welsh Church

Year Built: 1871

Address: 320 La Trobe Street, , Melbourne Victoria, 3000

Built in the Gothic Revival style the church was designed in 1871 by Charles Webb. The contractor was Mr Ireland. The first Welsh Service in Melbourne was held at the Baptist Chapel Collins Street East in December of 1852. The Preacher was Mr Zorenbabel of Carmarthen Wales. From then on Welsh miners regularly gathered for worship here…

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Milawa, VIC - St Paul's Anglican

Milawa, VIC - St Paul's Anglican

Year Built: 1873

Address: Snow Road, , Milawa Victoria, 3678

The church plan, was suggested by Archdeacon Tucker three years before its erection and was prepared by Mr. George Heathcote of Wangaratta, who supervised the erection. Messrs. Fitzpatrick and Shea were the contractors. The furniture was made by Mr. J. Roberts of Little Collins St. Melbourne. Building costs amounted to more than…

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Mole Creek, TAS - Uniting (Former)

Mole Creek, TAS - Uniting (Former)

Year Built: 1878

Address: 46 Pioneer Drive, , Mole Creek Tasmania, 7304

Construction of the church began on donated land, and an associated cottage in late 1876.] It was completed in 1878, then enlarged in 1880, at which time the original building was moved to the rear and used as a supper room. An adjacent church hall was added in 1919. The Wesleyan chapel was rented by the Government for a school from at…

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Moonta, SA - Uniting

Moonta, SA - Uniting

Year Built: 1873

Address: 41 Robert Street, , Moonta South Australia, 5558

Formerly a Methodist Church, this Gothic Revival Church was designed by R. Rees and built by Nettleton and Thorne between 1873 and 1874. The stained glass is notable, as are the elaborately moulded openings and finials. The adjacent hall was the original church. The original Church on this site dates from the first Sunday in February…

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Mooroopna, VIC - Methodist (Former)

Mooroopna, VIC - Methodist (Former)

Year Built: 1879

Address: 14 Alexander Street, , Maroopna Victoria, 3629

Land for the Methodist church building was purchased on 29 August 1878. The bricks were fired locally by a Mr Clarkson. The church was constructed in 1879 by the local United Free Methodist congregation. The new church was opened by its first minister, Rev. Isaacs. Other early ministers were Revs Richards, RJ Garde, F Clemens, D Porteus,…

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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

The first Catholic Church in Mudgee was built near where the present presbytery now stands and was built of slabs with a bark roof in 1843 on the two acre site of Government granted land. The 2nd St Mary's was a stone church and was commenced in 1857 and in pursuance of the Governments policy to assist financially the building of all…

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Mudgee, NSW - St Paul's Presbyterian

Mudgee, NSW - St Paul's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1875

Address: 105 Mortimer Street, , Mudgee New South Wales, 2850

The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser in an article on 5 June 1875 noted, "On the 27th ultimo, the Foundation stone of the new Presbyterian Church, at Mudgee, was laid by Mrs Dickson. The architect was Thomas Rowe. There was a large attendance present there being some 300 or 400 people in attendance. The Freemasons, decked out in…

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Murchison, VIC - Uniting

Murchison, VIC - Uniting

Year Built: 1878

Address: Impey Street, , Murchison Victoria, 3610

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Murringo, NSW - Sacred Heart Catholic

Murringo, NSW - Sacred Heart Catholic

Year Built: 1874 - 1877

Address: Boreham Street, , Murringo New South Wales, 2586

The Church is part of a group of buildings built by the Catholic Church in Murringo (previously Marengo) between the 1870s and 1930 to serve the local Catholic community in their faith and schooling. They included a church (opened in 1877), Convent – and original school (opened in 1917) and new school (opened in 1930). The Convent and…

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Muskerry, VIC - St Martin of Tours Catholic

Muskerry, VIC - St Martin of Tours Catholic

Year Built: 1876

Address: River Road, , Muskerry Victoria, 3557

The Foundation stone of the church was laid by Rev Dr Crane Bishop of Sanddhurst on 19 September 1875. Mr Joseph Brady was the architect and the total cost of the construction was 401. The church was debt free by 27 October 1879. There is a foundation stone celebrating the centenasry of the church which was laid by the Bishop of…

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Naracoorte, SA - St Paul's Anglican

Naracoorte, SA - St Paul's Anglican

Year Built: 1880

Address: Gordon Street, , Naracoorte South Australia, 5271

The Church was built of solid limestone in 1880. A Foundation stone was laid on 8 December 1968 by E. R. Lawson Esq.

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Narrandera, NSW - St Thomas' Anglican

Narrandera, NSW - St Thomas' Anglican

Year Built: 1879

Address: Corner Adams & Larmer Streets, , Narrandera New South Wales, 2700

The foundation stone of St Thomas' Church was laid in November 1879 and the first service held in the building in September 1880.

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Natimuk, VIC - Uniting

Natimuk, VIC - Uniting

Year Built: 1877

Address: Main Street, , Natimuk Victoria, 3409

This was the site of the first Presbyterian Church in 1877. Moved from Dooen in 1974 the present church was officially opened in April of that year.

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New Town, TAS - Sacred Heart Catholic

New Town, TAS - Sacred Heart Catholic

Year Built: 1880

Address: 2 Cross Street, , New Town Tasmania, 7008

The church was established largely as a result of the work of Father P. R. Hennebry and took four years to complete. The church opened in 1880, and the sanctuary was completed in 1882.

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North Goulburn, NSW - St Nicolas' Anglican

North Goulburn, NSW - St Nicolas' Anglican

Year Built: 1880

Address: 17 Kinghorne Street, , North Goulburn New South Wales, 2580

The present Church, a stone building in the early English style, was designed by Mr. E. T. Blacket. The original plans have been deposited in the Mitchell Library, Sydney, by his son, Cyril Blacket. The nave only has been finished according to the original plan. The temporary chancel and sanctuary are of wood. The complete design provides…

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Northdown, TAS - St James Anglican

Northdown, TAS - St James Anglican

Year Built: 1878

Address: 829 Port Sorell Road, , Northdown Tasmania, 7307

The church was opened in May 1878 and the church and burial ground were consecrated on 30 January 1879 by Bishop Charles Bromby. One gate post has the inscription "To the glory of God" with the opposite post having the inscription, "And in memory of all those who served 1939 - 1945". The present church was built by public subscription…

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Nowra, NSW - Uniting

Nowra, NSW - Uniting

Year Built: 1877

Address: 29 Berry Street, , Nowra New South Wales, 2541

The Foundation stone was laid 1st January 1877. The Rev. James Fletcher, Principal of Newington College at that time, officiated at the laying. The Builder was Mr. Alex MacArthur with a contact price of £900. The Architect was Thomas Rowe. The cost of the roof shingles were split by Mrs. Ruben Mason.

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Orange, NSW - Holy Trinity Anglican

Orange, NSW - Holy Trinity Anglican

Year Built: 1879

Address: Anson Street, , New South Wales, 2800

The design is of High Victorian Gothic Revival and the Architect was Thomas Rowe. Erected in 1879 with the steeple being completed in 1924.

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Palmer, SA - Lutheran

Palmer, SA - Lutheran

Year Built: 1872

Address: Church Crescent, , Palmer South Australia, 5237

A Foundation stone was laid in 1872. An addition appears to have been added in 1927.

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Parkside, SA - Baptist

Parkside, SA - Baptist

Year Built: 1880

Address: 100 Young Street, , Parkside South Australia, 5063

On the 26th of March in 1880 at the half yearly meeting of the SA Baptist Association held at Mitcham, a committee was appointed to take action in relation to the establishment of a Baptist interest in the growing suburb of Parkside. Land was eventually purchased for a cost of £263 and plans discussed for building the chapel. As the…

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Petersham, NSW - All Saints Anglican

Petersham, NSW - All Saints Anglican

Year Built: 1880

Address: 325 Stanmore Road, , Petersham New South Wales, 2049

The first Anglican Church service in Petersham was held on 15 April 1860 in a tiny schoolroom. The original building was erected between 1870 and 1875 of red brick. The site for the church was bequeathed to the Church by the late Mrs. Priddle, sister of Dr. Wardell, an early settler in Petersham. Building commenced and the foundation…

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Pinery, SA - Methodist

Pinery, SA - Methodist

Year Built: 1880

Address: Lawrie Road, , Pinery South Australia, 5460

Divine service was first held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barker, who were the earliest settlers at Pinery, and later worship was also conducted in the homes of Messrs. Woods and Spargo. On June 23rd., 18S0, the foundation stone of the Church was laid by Mrs. Barker, and on November 7th. the building was opened for public worship…

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Poowong, VIC - Uniting

Poowong, VIC - Uniting

Year Built: 1878

Address: Lang Lang Road, , Poowong Victoria, 3988

Formerly a Wesleyan Methodist Church. The first service was held in 1878 after the church was built in the same year. Gothic is style however the square windows did not enhance that style. These were replaced to enhance a more Gothic style when the weatherboards were replaced. In 1890 the transept was added and tenders for the enlargement…

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Prahran, VIC - St Matthew's Anglican

Prahran, VIC - St Matthew's Anglican

Year Built: 1878

Address: 157A High Street, , Prahran Victoria, 3181

St Matthew's was built to the designs of architects Terry & Oakden, the contractors were Purves and Rankine. Building commenced in July 1877 and the foundation stone was laid by Bishop James Moorehouse on Saturday the 1st of September 1877. It was formally opened by Bishop Moorehouse on the afternoon of Friday 28th June 1878.. A…

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Richmond, TAS - Congregational

Richmond, TAS - Congregational

Year Built: 1875

Address: 25 Bridge Street, , Richmond Tasmania, 7025

The first services were held in the local courthouse. In 1843 the Rev Moses Parker arrived and made Richmond the centre of his circuit. A chapel was located in Torrens Street on a parcel of land donated by John Kestall Buscombe, a successful local businessman. The chapel was opened on Wednesday 3 December 1845 and a collection was…

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Romsey, VIC - St Paul's Anglican

Romsey, VIC - St Paul's Anglican

Year Built: 1872

Address: Lancefield Road, , Romsey Victoria, 3434

The Foundation stone was laid on 26 November 1871. The church was consecrated on 24 November 1946.

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Shepparton, VIC - St Brendan's Catholic

Shepparton, VIC - St Brendan's Catholic

Year Built: 1876

Address: 121 Knight Street, , Shepparton Victoria, 3630

The very first Mass held in the Shepparton area was held in 1876.* The first reference to St Brendan's church was made in the Advocate Newspaper of 16 July 1881 when it mentioned the drawing of an Art Union for the St Brendan's Presbytery. The names of the Architect and builder are not known due to a fire that destroyed the records.*…

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Sorrento, VIC - St John's Anglican

Sorrento, VIC - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1874

Address: Point Nepean Road, , Sorrento Victoria, 3943

St John's Church of England, Nepean Highway, Sorrento, was commenced in 1874, the transepts being added in 1889 and the chancel during 1908-11. The small limestone Church is conventionally planned with an apsidal east end. Walls are of random coursed masonry with rendered parapet, buttress cappings and plinth (probably later) and a slate…

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Stanley, VIC - All Saints Church of England (Former)

Stanley, VIC - All Saints Church of England (Former)

Year Built: 1872

Address: 37 Church Street, , Stanley Victoria, 3747

Built in 1872. The opening service was conducted by Reverend Father Howard on Sunday 20 October 1872. The Church was apparently closed during the time of Reverend Malcolm Crawley in 1981.

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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 Richard Caselli who was greatly influenced by Hansom. The building is largely intact both externally and internally, and represents one of few extant Hansom-influenced…

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Stawell, VIC - St Peter's Lutheran

Stawell, VIC - St Peter's Lutheran

Year Built: 1874

Address: 32 Scallon Street, , Stawell Victoria, 3380

This Church was built as the Congregational Church in 1874 to the design of the Reverend J.G. Wilson. Two groups of Congregational Church were in Stawell in the 1860's the English and the Welsh Independents. They came together a few years after, and on 13 September 1874 this substantial Church was opened. It accommodated 250 people…

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Strathalbyn, SA - Church of Christ

Strathalbyn, SA - Church of Christ

Year Built: 1873

Address: Dawson Street, , Strathalbyn South Australia, 5255

The founder of the Church was an English born, American trained evangelist called Henry S. Earl. He was a highly gifted preacher and preached his first sermon at Strathalbyn in the Colman's grain store on October 3rd 1869. This resulted in an open air meeting on the banks of the Angus River. There were about 600 people in attendance…

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Sutton Forest, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Sutton Forest, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1879

Address: Illawarra Highway, , Sutton Forest New South Wales, 2577

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Swansea, TAS - All Saints Anglican

Swansea, TAS - All Saints Anglican

Year Built: 1871

Address: 10 Noyes Street, , Swansea Tasmania, 7190

In 1845 a stone building at Waterloo Point which had been used as a school was for a church and was used for Divine Service until July 1868 when the building was considered to be unsafe and was abandoned. In the Gothic Revival style the church was built in 1871. The Architect was Henry Hunter. The Foundation Stone was laid by Mr. John…

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Toorak, VIC - Uniting

Toorak, VIC - Uniting

Year Built: 1875

Address: 603 Toorak Road, , Toorak Victoria, 3142

Formerly a Presbyterian Church it was established in 1875 with the Rev. Murdoch MacDonald as Minister. Designed as a simple cruciform, apsidal plan church with tower, by the architects, Reed and Barnes, it was erected in 1875-76. The principal materials being Barrabool sandstone with Oamuru (New Zealand) limestone pressings. The…

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Violet Town, VIC - St Dunstan's Anglican

Violet Town, VIC - St Dunstan's Anglican

Year Built: 1879

Address: High Street, , Violet Town Victoria, 3669

The Church was built in 1879, but prior to this, services of the various denominations were held in several places. Among these were the school house, the courthouse and a building known as Mrs. Underwood's Hall. Also a room in one of the hotels was used at times. Mrs. Underwood's Hall probably adjoined the Ellen Frances Hotel, as at one…

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Walla Walla, NSW - Zion Lutheran

Walla Walla, NSW - Zion Lutheran

Year Built: 1872

Address: 17 Commercial Street, , Walla Walla New South Wales, 2659

The original Lutheran church was built from white granite in 1872. The present Zion Lutheran Church was built in 1924 and it is the largest Lutheran Church in New South Wales, with seating for almost 600 people. The church is characterised by its stained glass windows and its massive pipe organ. A second church, built of sandstone…

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Warrnambool, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Warrnambool, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1872

Address: 169 Kepler Street, , Warrnambool Victoria, 3280

The church was constructed in Decorated Gothic style in blurstone quarried from a local quarry. Construction was commenced in 1869-1872 to the design of William Wardell, although possibly supervised by a local designer and resident, Samuel Parker. The western bays of the nave and the tower and broach spire were completed in 1886-1. The…

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