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Adelaide, SA - Holy Trinity Anglican

Adelaide, SA - Holy Trinity Anglican

Year Built: 1887

Address: North Terrace, , Adelaide South Australia, 5000

The first Foundation stone was laid on 28 January 1838 by the Governor of South Australia Governor Hindmarsh. A subsequent Foundation stone was laid on 7 May 1887 by George Mayo F.R.C.S England. Other Foundation can no Man lay than that is laid which is Jesus Christ. This is the first church in South Australia. The original structure…

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Allora, QLD - St David's Anglican

Allora, QLD - St David's Anglican

Year Built: 1887

Address: New England Highway, , Allora Queensland, 4362

St. David's Church, Allora is a timber, Gothic Revival style church prominently located at the end of the main thoroughfare of the town, was constructed in 1887-88 to the design of leading Queensland colonial architect F.D.G Stanley. This building is the second church to be built on the site, which also contains a rectory designed by…

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Annandale, NSW - Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian

Annandale, NSW - Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian

Year Built: 1886

Address: Corner Johnson & Collins Streets, , Annandale New South Wales, 2038

Built between 1886 and 1889 and opened in February 1889 the church was a gift by Mrs Helen Hunter Baillie as a memorial to her husband John Baillie who died in 1854. He was a sub-editor of the Colonial Observer and later the Secretary and Inspector of the Bank of New South Wales. The Architect's were Cyril & Arthur Blacket son of the…

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Arding, NSW - Uniting

Arding, NSW - Uniting

Year Built: 1883

Address: Hawthorne Drive, , Arding New South Wales, 2358

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Armadale, VIC - Uniting

Armadale, VIC - Uniting

Year Built: 1881

Address: Corner Kooyong & Clarendon Streets, , Armadale Victoria, 3143

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Arthur River, WA - St Paul's Anglican

Arthur River, WA - St Paul's Anglican

Year Built: 1884

Address: 16882 Albany Highway, , Arthur River Western Australia, 6315

The Taylor family donated the land for the church and £50 towards its construction. Construction commenced in 1882 and was completed n 1884. Construction was by FE Smith and AG Horley. Made of stone with wooden floorboards and a shingle roof. The floorboards came from the sawpits near Dardaline.

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Ashfield, NSW - Presbyterian

Ashfield, NSW - Presbyterian

Year Built: 1885

Address: 3 Knox Street, , Ashfield New South Wales, 2131

The first Presbyterian service in Ashfield was held in the Oddfellows' Hall in October, 1875, On 12/3/1876 the first weatherboard church was opened by the Revd. Dr John Dummore Lang, the land having been given by John Pope, Ashfield's first Mayor. In 1882, additional land was purchased and a building fund opened for a new church. Knox…

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Auburn, VIC - Uniting

Auburn, VIC - Uniting

Year Built: 1888

Address: 81 Oxley Road, 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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Avenel, VIC - Uniting

Avenel, VIC - Uniting

Year Built: 1886

Address: Queen Street, , Avenel Victoria, 3664

Originally a Wesleyan Methodist church built in 1886. A meeting of the building commit was held in Mr Vearings Saw Mill on 6 March 1886. It was decided to accept the tender of Mr Shatlock. By May 1886 the rear windows were being installed and anew font door had been order. In the same year Mr Graham bought the old church for £11. Dr…

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

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

Year Built: 1885

Address: 239 Main Streert, , Bairnsdale Victoria, 3875

A Foundation stone reads, " To the Glory of God this stone for St Andrew's Church was laid by Rev A S McLean on December 17th, 1885. The site now accommodation a Health Services Group and a Red Cross Centre.

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Bairnsdale, VIC - St John the Baptist Anglican

Bairnsdale, VIC - St John the Baptist Anglican

Year Built: 1884

Address: 9 Francis Street, , Bairnsdale Victoria, 3875

In May 1866 tenders were called for the erection of a church and the contract was won by Barry and Sons of Sale. The foundation stone was laid by John Davison Smith of "Lindenow" on 9 October 1866. The Church was established in 1867. A subsequent Church was erected in 1884. The Architect was J. Ibler and the builder was W. J. Yates.…

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Ballarat North, VIC - Uniting

Ballarat North, VIC - Uniting

Year Built: 1883

Address: Neil Street, Ballarat, Ballarat North Victoria, 3350

The present bichromatic brick church was erected in 1883-84 to the design of Terry & Oakden in an Italianate Gothic style, with additions in 1899. The main entrance is set at a higher level than the apse and the floor follows the slope of the land. The external brickwork is elaborately detailed around the windows and doors with notched…

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Barrington, TAS - Methodist (Former)

Barrington, TAS - Methodist (Former)

Year Built: 1885

Address: 48 Barrington Road, , Barrington Tasmania,

Barrington is regarded as the birthplace of Methodism in the Sheffield district. The first settlers were led by John and Charles Coleman and were later joined by Alexander Smith, John Harmon, Benjamin Green, John Reeves, Charles Packett and William Smith, all members of the Methodist Church.

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Bathurst, NSW - St Barnabas Anglican (Former)

Bathurst, NSW - St Barnabas Anglican (Former)

Year Built: 1881

Address: 36A Bant Street, , Bathurst New South Wales, 2795

The present Church was built in 1881 to replace an earlier weather-board church building dating from 1875. This weatherboard building was afterwards used as the Parish Hall until it was replaced in 1918 by the present brick Parish Hall, the foundation of which was laid by the Primate, the Most Revd, J. C. Wright, D.D., on 21st September…

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Bathurst, NSW - Uniting

Bathurst, NSW - Uniting

Year Built: 1885

Address: 140A William Street, , Bathurst , 2795

In 1857, the foundations of the present church were laid by William Thomas Senior. The work was completed in 1860 and officially opened on Thursday 31st May of that year, the Reverend Joseph Oram conducting the service. The internal measurements were 78 feet by 52 feet, with a seating capacity of 700, and the cost was £7,040.

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Bendigo, VIC - St John's Presbyterian

Bendigo, VIC - St John's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1890

Address: 35 - 41 Forest Street, , Bendigo Victoria, 3550

St. John's Presbyterian Church was opened in 1874 and located in Forest Street near the Barnard Street. By 1885 the Church was destroyed by fire. A new Church building was opened in 1897 on the same site. A Foundation stone was laid in November 1858 by Rev L.D. Bevan. In 1949 plans were prepared for the demolition of the church and…

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Bendigo, VIC - St Killian's Catholic

Bendigo, VIC - St Killian's Catholic

Year Built: 1888

Address: 161 McCrae Steet, , Bendigo Victoria, 3550

The first church was a slab and canvas structure assembled in 1853 by Rev Dr Backhaus. In May 1856, construction of a stone church commenced. Topped by a slate roof, the church was a grand site with its 22 buttresses and four entrances. However, only 30 years later, the building was condemned as the walls were cracking and crumbling.…

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Berwick, VIC - St Andrew's Uniting

Berwick, VIC - St Andrew's Uniting

Year Built: 1885

Address: 105 High Street, , Berwick Victoria, 3806

The first service was held in 1856 in Narre Warren at the residence of Mr Catenach on a fortnightly basis for about a year and then moved to a hut in Berwick owned by a Mr Gardiner. The Church is the oldest church in Berwick, and the congregation was founded amongst Scottish and English settlers in 1857 by Rev Alexander Duff, an Irish…

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Bethanga, VIC - St Francis Catholic (Former)

Bethanga, VIC - St Francis Catholic (Former)

Year Built: 1886

Address: Bridge Street, , Bethanga Victoria, 3691

The first church was built in 1886. In 1917 Revd Dr Flynn decided the location of the church was not appropriate.The aged, the infirm and ill could not access the Church because of the steepness and parishioners who had to walk to Mass found it almost impossible to attend area became wet and muddy. On the 17th October 1917 the…

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Bethany, SA - Bethany Lutheran

Bethany, SA - Bethany Lutheran

Year Built: 1883

Address: Bethany Road, , Bethany South Australia, 5352

The Church was built in 1883. The design is of simple rectangular plan with gable roof, smaller gabled annex to rear, square tower at front with tall pointed spire, rendered features on facades create a strong outline for the building. Construction - coursed rubble walls, rendered corner strips and windows indicate a reasonably…

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Bexley, NSW - St Andrew's Presbyterian

Bexley, NSW - St Andrew's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1887

Address: 269 Forest Road, , Bexley New South Wales, 2207

The land on which this Church is built was first granted to James Chandler on the 19th October 1831 by Governor Brisbane (1300 acres). The Foundation stone was laid on 24 May 1887 by the ten Minster for Education the Hon James Inglis. The Church was opened for worship by Rev Robert Steel in October 1887. For over 50 years it was known…

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Binalong, NSW - St Thomas' Anglican

Binalong, NSW - St Thomas' Anglican

Year Built: 1886

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

One of the earliest references to the Binalong District as part of the parish of Yass is in the report of the Yass Auxiliary of the Church Society for 1869 when Archdeacon Lillingston is reported to have said, that Yass people were too apt to consider that the world lay between Bowning and the Gap. In the 1871 census Binalong is shown as…

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Blackburn, VIC - St John's Anglican

Blackburn, VIC - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1890

Address: 5 Queens Street, , Blackburn Victoria, 3130

The Government granted land in 1861 to the Church of England in Bedford Street - an area which stretched From the present Bedford Street, Box Hill to Canterbury Road, then called Delaney's Road. Charles Bedford was Secretary to the Vestry of the local Church of England for many years. The Bedford Road Church was a brick building also used…

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Blackstone, QLD - Welsh

Blackstone, QLD - Welsh

Year Built: 1886

Address: 6 Thomas Street, , Blackstone Queensland, 4304

The Church was designed by Samuel Shenton and built in 1886 by Worley & Whitehead. The church was known as the Welsh Union Church in the early years but was being called the United Welsh Church by the early 20th century. The church building opened officially on 16 October 1886. A plaque reads, " This stone is erected to commemorate…

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Blayney, NSW - Uniting

Blayney, NSW - Uniting

Year Built: 1886

Address: 92 Adelaide Street, , Blayney New South Wales, 2799

The current church was built from 1885 to 1886 at a cost of approximately £1,144 by Bathurst contractor James Atkins. The church, designed in the Victorian Carpenter Gothic style by architect James Hine, opened on 5 September 1886. It was renovated c. 1940. The second Methodist church, now the church hall and Sunday school, was a brick…

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Bodalla, NSW - St Edmund's Catholic

Bodalla, NSW - St Edmund's Catholic

Year Built: 1886

Address: 162 Princes Highway, , Bodalla New South Wales, 2545

The Church was established in 1886 and a noticeboard reads, " Built in 1886 in memory of Robert Coveny by Laidley and Mary Mort". ‘.. An interesting church with shingled walls built 1886 (architect Horbury Hunt), modelled on a chapel at Bruges, Belgium.’

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Boorowa, NSW - St James' Presbyterian (Former)

Boorowa, NSW - St James' Presbyterian (Former)

Year Built: 1885

Address: 50 Queen Street, , Boorowa New South Wales, 2586

The Church was built in 1885

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Bower, SA - St Peter's Lutheran

Bower, SA - St Peter's Lutheran

Year Built: 1890

Address: 8461 Thiele Highway, , Bower South Australia, 5374

The land on which the church is located was once owned by Mr F. W. Kaeding. The Foundation stone was laid on 14 September 1890 by Pastor J. Hansen and it was finished by 1899 when a dedication service was held on 24 September. The Sunday School was opened in 1919. The church is 45 feet x 25 feet and cost approximately 120.

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Bright, VIC - Uniting

Bright, VIC - Uniting

Year Built: 1884

Address: Ireland Street, , Bright Victoria, 3741

The first church was a wooden structure with a shingle roof and situated behind present-time "Outdoor & Disposals." Later when this land was sold, probably to finance our present building, it was transferred to behind today's church. The Foundation stone of the new brick church was laid by Mrs Worth on 10th day of March, 1884. The…

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Brighton, VIC - St Cuthbert's Presbyterian

Brighton, VIC - St Cuthbert's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1889

Address: 12 Wilson Street, , Brighton Victoria, 3186

The earliest recorded Anglican service to be held in Brighton, formerly known as `Waterville' was held in 1842 in a simple slab and shingle home, owned by Henry Dendy, near the corner of New and Well Streets. The Reverend Adam Compton Thompson, the only clergyman in the colony at the time was the first to offer ministry in Brighton. He…

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Brisbane, QLD - Uniting

Brisbane, QLD - Uniting

Year Built: 1889

Address: 319 Albert Street, , Brisbane Queensland, 4000

The Church was originally known as Albert Street Methodist Church and Central Methodist Mission. It was designed by George Henry Male Addison and built from 1888 to 1889 by Thomas Pearson & Sons. The first Methodist church in Brisbane, a modest brick chapel, was constructed in 1849 on the corner of Albert Street and Burnett Lane. It…

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Brisbane, QLD -St Paul's Presbyterian

Brisbane, QLD -St Paul's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1889

Address: 43 St Paul's Terrace, , Brisbane Queensland, 4000

The congregation initially worshipped in a wooden Church in Creek Street and then built a handsome stone church in 1876. Their church building stood originally near the corner of Creek and Adelaide Streets in the city. Former Queensland Colonial Architect Francis Drummond Greville Stanley was commissioned to design a building well…

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Brookfield, QLD - Uniting

Brookfield, QLD - Uniting

Year Built: 1886

Address: 2 Upper Brookfield Road, , Brookfield Queensland, 4069

The church was constructed circa 1886 by the Bible Christian Movement in an attempt to expand the Methodist faith in Queensland. Built of timber the roof is corrugated iron. While the date of the founding of the Brookfield mission is given as 1869 the title deeds disclose that land, 2 acres, 1 rood and 30 perches, was transferred to the…

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Bundaberg, QLD - Holy Rosary Catholic

Bundaberg, QLD - Holy Rosary Catholic

Year Built: 1888

Address: 22 Barolin Street, , Bundaberg Queensland, 4670

The first original timber church still stands in the Bundaberg Catholic Cemetery. The proprietor then was Walter Adams, Bundaberg’s first member to the Queensland Legislative Assembly. In 1876 the Sisters of Saint Joseph, founded by Saint Mary MacKillop, arrived in Bundaberg ahead of Father Rossolini who moved his residence from Mt…

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Bundanoon, NSW - Uniting

Bundanoon, NSW - Uniting

Year Built: 1885

Address: 4 Church Street, , Bundanoon New South Wales, 2578

By 1870 the Primitive Methodist Church was established on the corner where the Soldiers’ Memorial Hall now stands. This building also served as the first school, with Mrs Dinah Osborne as teacher. A new school of two rooms was built in 1880 and is still used as the school library. The Primitive Methodists moved to a new building in 1885…

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Burnie, TAS - St George's Anglican

Burnie, TAS - St George's Anglican

Year Built: 1884

Address: 52 Mount Street, , Burnie Tasmania, 7320

The first moves for the provision of an Anglican church at Burnie began in the mid-1840s after the visits of the Rev. Grigg from Circular Head and the Rev. Waterfield from the settlement at the Forth River. The Launceston Advertiser of 9 November 1844 under the heading Churches of the Interior reported: At the new but populous settlement…

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Burrawang, NSW - Presbyterian (Former)

Burrawang, NSW - Presbyterian (Former)

Year Built: 1888

Address: 36 Church Street, , Burrawang New South Wales, 2577

The Burrawang Herald gives the following account of the opening of the new Presbyterian Church at Burrawang the first of which was laid some months ago by Mr D.L. Dymock. The ceremony in connection with the opening of the new Presbyterian Church Berrawang was commemorated on Wednesday last (22 Feb 1888) by an opening service and tea…

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Burrawang, NSW - St David's Anglican

Burrawang, NSW - St David's Anglican

Year Built: 1886

Address: 44 Church Street, , Burrawang New South Wales, 2577

The land on which St David’s was to be built had been a grant of 237 acres to John Staggs in 1856. Charles Moule purchased this in 1871. He sold 9½ acres of this to the church for 165 pounds 16 shillings for the purpose of the erection of a church and parsonage, although the parsonage was to be situated at Burrawang rather than next to…

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Burrumbuttock, NSW - Holy Cross Lutheran

Burrumbuttock, NSW - Holy Cross Lutheran

Year Built: 1888

Address: Howlong Burrumbuttock Road, , Burrumbuttock New South Wales, 2642

In April 1884, the congregation purchased land from a recreational reserve in Burrumbuttock for the purpose of building a church and manse. The building of the church was designed, built and finished in 1888, and a dedication service was held by the then residing Pastor Harms on 9 December.

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Burwood, VIC - Methodist (Former)

Burwood, VIC - Methodist (Former)

Year Built: 1887

Address: 339 Warrigal Road, , Burwood Victoria, 3125

A church site was sought in 1878 and an acre (0.4 hectare) of land in Warrigal Road was purchased for £50,320 however the building of a new church did not commence until 1887. The foundation stone was laid on 24 January 1887 by Hon J Balfour, MLC and G Sweet; construction was undertaken by builders, Hainsworth and Kellam, and the church…

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