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St Kilda, VIC - St Georges Anglican Arts Centre

St Kilda, VIC - St Georges Anglican Arts Centre

Year Built: 1877

Address: 25 Chapel Street, , St Kilda Victoria, 3182

One acre of land was reserved in Chapel Street for the Presbyterian Church and was gazetted on 10 September 1866. In June 1876 a public meeting was held in the Orderly Room in Chapel Street, St Kilda East, adjoining the church’s land, to gauge interest in establishing a church. Sunday services began on 13 August 1876 in the Orderly Room…

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

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

Year Built: 1872

Address: 64 Pioneer Road, , 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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Streatham, VIC - St John's Uniting

Streatham, VIC - St John's Uniting

Year Built: 1875

Address: 38 Campbell Street, , Streatham Victoria, 3351

The Church was built in 1875. Badly burnt in 1977, and was restored and rededicated in 1980. Of Early English Gothic design its a four bay, bluestone church with spire capped tower. The Architect was possibly H S Saville. Walls are constructed in random-coursed bluestone with lighter coloured stone dressings and a slate roof.

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Sunbury, VIC - Methodist (Former)

Sunbury, VIC - Methodist (Former)

Year Built: 1878

Address: Cnr Barkly & Harker Streets, , Sunbury Victoria, 3429

The church was built between 1878-9. Distinguished by its unusual combination of Early English pointed Gothic windows, pilasters, and a more classically pitched roof and pseudo-pediment with picturesque domestic Gothic barge boards.

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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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Tumut, NSW - All Saints' Anglican

Tumut, NSW - All Saints' Anglican

Year Built: 1876

Address: 8 River Street, , Tumut New South Wales, 2720

The foundation stone of the present All Saints' Church was laid in December 1875 and the building opened in 1878, the tower and spire being completed in 1882, the latter donated by Mr C.D. Bardwell. The building is an outstanding example of the work of Edmund Blacket in the Norman style constructed in red brick with cement dressings.

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Upper Caboolture, QLD - Uniting

Upper Caboolture, QLD - Uniting

Year Built: 1875

Address: 561 Caboolture River Road, , Upper Caboolture Queensland, 4510

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Vaucluse, NSW - St Michael's Anglican

Vaucluse, NSW - St Michael's Anglican

Year Built: 1877

Address: Cnr Gilliver and Vaucluse Road, , Vaucluse New South Wales, 2030

A Foundation stone reads, " To the Glory of God this stone was set by The Most Rev HWK Mowll DD Archbishop of Sydney to commemorate the Enlargement of this Church 7th August 1937". A wall plaque reads, " To the Glory of God the spire of this Church replaces one which was used by Airmen as a navigational aid during World War 11 and is…

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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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Wahroonga, NSW - St Paul's Anglican

Wahroonga, NSW - St Paul's Anglican

Year Built: 1879

Address: 2 Pacific Highway, , Wahroonga New South Wales, 2076

A Foundation stone reads, " This tablet commemorates the founding of St Pauls Church on 23rd May 1862 and the laying of the foundation stone of this building on 19th November 1879 by the Most Rev Frederic Barker DD Bishop of Sydney".

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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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Waubra, VIC - St David's Uniting (Former)

Waubra, VIC - St David's Uniting (Former)

Year Built: 1873

Address: 2063 Sunraysia Highway, , Waubra Victoria, 3352

A blue stone Gothic Church, built in 1873.

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Wentworth, NSW - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Wentworth, NSW - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Year Built: 1871

Address: 88 Darling Street, , Wentworth New South Wales, 2648

The Parish of Wentworth was formed in 1871 and Reverend William Cocks organised the building of the Church (believed to be based on an English structure). The materials were brought to the site by barge, although locally made bricks were also used in the construction. It was designed by Reverend A. D. Soares of Queanheyan and built in…

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Westbury, TAS Holy Trinity Catholic

Westbury, TAS Holy Trinity Catholic

Year Built: 1874

Address: 94 Meander Valley Road, , Westbury Tasmania, 7303

Father James Hogan was the first resident priest of the church. He was instrumental in the building of the Holy Trinity Church, aiding the escape of Irish rebel John Mitchel (1853) and establishing Tasmania's first Convent of the Sisters of St Joseph at Westbury in 1887. The Church was designed by Henry Hunter, Tasmania's most prolific…

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Williamstown, VIC Uniting

Williamstown, VIC Uniting

Year Built: 1876

Address: 35 Electra Street, , Williamstown Victoria, 3016

The church is a former Methodist church designed by Crouch and Wilson. The church and residence were both constructed in 1876.

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Wodonga, VIC - St John's Lutheran

Wodonga, VIC - St John's Lutheran

Year Built: 1875

Address: 14 Havelock Street, , Wodonga Victoria, 3690

The first Lutheran Church built in Wodonga was dedicated in 1875. This building was used for approximately 90 years until it was demolished and replaced by a temporary building and then the current church which was dedicated in 1978. The Ovens and Murray Advertiser on 4th August 1874 reported "The Rev. Goessling pastor of the German…

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Woollahra, NSW - All Saints' Anglican

Woollahra, NSW - All Saints' Anglican

Year Built: 1876

Address: 85 Ocean Street, Woollahra, New South Wales, 2025

Architect was Edmund Blacket and construction took place between 1876 and 1882. The Church was mainly paid for by Henry Mort, the brother of Thomas Sutcliffe Mort, as a thanksgiving for the rescue of his wife and child from shipwreak in 1865; as a memorial to his wife, Maria, who died in 1873; and as a church for his clergyman son.…

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Woonona, NSW - St Andrew's Presbyterian

Woonona, NSW - St Andrew's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1871

Address: 7 Gray Street, , Woonona New South Wales, 2517

The Presbyterians of Woonona proceeded to erect their church in 1864, land being given by Mr. J. Rolfe in 1870. A successful tender for construction of the church was submitted by Mr. G. Haberley for £204. The church, a modest structure, was opened on 29 September 1871. A plaque at the rear of the Church reads, " St Andrew's…

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Yackandandah, VIC - St Matthews Catholic

Yackandandah, VIC - St Matthews Catholic

Year Built: 1872

Address: 22 Windham Street, , Yackandandah Victoria, 3749

A plaque reads, " St. Matthew's Catholic Church, Yackandandah Built using local granite in 1872. Opened and Blessed by Fr. Patrick Moore 1868 - 1874 Plaque donated & erected by Catholic Community to celebrate Jubilee 2000 Blessed by Rev. Monsignor John White M.B.E., ADM., V.F".

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Yangan, QLD - Presbyterian

Yangan, QLD - Presbyterian

Year Built: 1874

Address: King Street, , Yangan Queensland, 4371

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Yankalilla, SA - Lutheran

Yankalilla, SA - Lutheran

Year Built: 1879

Address: 121 Main Road, , Yankalilla South Australia, 5203

The Southern Fleurieu Peninsula was first mapped by Europeans in 1802 with both Nicholas Baudin and Matthew Flinders travelling the coastline. The French explorer Baudin named the Fleurieu Peninsula. Formerly a Methodist church it was established in 1879. The adjoining hall was opened in 1932. As of 2011 the Luthern's were using…

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Yankalilla, SA - Uniting

Yankalilla, SA - Uniting

Year Built: 1879

Address: 121 Main Road, , Yankalilla South Australia, 5203

The Southern Fleurieu Peninsula was first mapped by Europeans in 1802 with both Nicholas Baudin and Matthew Flinders travelling the coastline. The French explorer Baudin named the Fleurieu Peninsula. Formerly a Methodist church it was established in 1879. The adjoining hall was opened in 1932. The Lutheran's also use this Church…

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Yass, NSW - Uniting (Former)

Yass, NSW - Uniting (Former)

Year Built: 1871

Address: 100A Rossi Street, , Yass New South Wales, 2582

The Foundation Stone of the Church was laid on 24th February at 4 p.m. It was ‘a massive lump of squared free-stone’ from Mr. Barber’s Quarry near the Flour Mill. Underneath the stone was placed a bottle containing a copy of the Yass Courier and a manuscript of the names of the Minister and Officers of the church. This stone was set at…

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