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Alexandra, VIC - St John's Anglican

Alexandra, VIC - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1937

Address: 39 Downey Street, , Alexandra Victoria, 3714

The first church of St John's in Alexandra was built in 1868 and is now the parish ahll. The building was moved from a more southerly site in town to the present position in 1938. The Foundation stone of the current church was laid by Reverend Douglas Blake on 18 November 1937. The present church is of reinforced concrete designed by…

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Amamoor, QLD - Uniting (Former)

Amamoor, QLD - Uniting (Former)

Year Built: 1935

Address: 17 Busby Street, , Amamoor Queensland, 4570

The Church was opened in 1935 later becoming Amamoor Uniting Church. It closed in 2017.

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Angaston, SA - Church of St Hugh Anglican

Angaston, SA - Church of St Hugh Anglican

Year Built: 1931

Address: Schilling Street, , Angaston South Australia, 5353

The Foundation stone was laid on 31 January 1931 by Lord Bishop of Adelaide Arthur Nutter. The Architect was Dean W Berry.

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Annerley, QLD - Mary Immaculate Catholic

Annerley, QLD - Mary Immaculate Catholic

Year Built: 1932

Address: 616 Ipswich Road, , Annerley Queensland, 4103

A group of parishioners approached Archbishop James Duhig with a proposal to construct a building that could serve the parish as both a church and a school. Their request was approved and land was subsequently purchased by Archbishop Duhig for £814 in October 1912. Only ten years after the opening of the original church, Archbishop…

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Ascot Vale, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Ascot Vale, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1938

Address: 123 St Leonard's Road, , Ascot Vale Victoria, 3032

The Foundation stone of a new church was laid by Archbishop Mannix on 1 July 1934. The church was completed, and opened by Archbishop Mannix on 15 May 1938. It was constructed in the neo-Romanesque architectural style, a revival of the Romanesque style common in Europe between the years 900 and 1200. A full description can be reads…

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Ashfield, NSW - Baptist

Ashfield, NSW - Baptist

Year Built: 1937

Address: 19 Holden Street, , Ashfield New South Wales, 2131

The first Baptist Church building in Ashfield was in 1886 at 25 Holden Street, The current Church is the third on this site and was built in 1937. A Foundation stone reads, " This stone was unveiled to the Glory of God by Rev R. Goodman Pastor of the Church 28th August 1937". A church of dark brown face brickwork with dressings of…

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Bairnsdale, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Bairnsdale, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1936

Address: 268 Main Street, , Bairnsdale Victoria, 3875

The History of St Mary's Catholic parish started in 1861 when a reservation of an area from the Lands Department of Victoria was made on the corner of Pyke and Nicholson streets with a frontage to Main street. By 1869 a suitable wooden building had been erected and was valued at £169. A new brick church was built in 1883. The current…

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Balmattum, VIC - Presbyterian

Balmattum, VIC - Presbyterian

Year Built: 1938

Address: Hume Highway, , Balmattum Victoria, 3666

The Church is part of the the Benalla Presbyterian Parish since its inception, but at the time was knows as duck pond the name derived from a chain of water holes crossing the route of the Sydney Road. The first srvices were held in the school. The wooden church building was erected in 1878 and opeend on 6 October 1878 by Reverend Reid.…

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Balwyn, VIC - Baptist

Balwyn, VIC - Baptist

Year Built: 1938

Address: 517 Whitehorse Road, , Balwyn Victoria, 3127

The Church was opened at 3pm on April 30th 1938 by Mr C Harley of the Congregation and the service was conducted by the President of the Baptist Union Mr C.H. Book. A Foundation stone reads, " This stone was laid to the Glory of God by G.W.Green Esq 13 November 1937. Rev E.R. Thorne, Pastor".

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Barton, ACT - St Andrews Presbyterian

Barton, ACT - St Andrews Presbyterian

Year Built: 1934

Address: Corner State Circle & Canberra Avenue, , Barton Australian Capital Territory, 2600

A sandstone Church in an adaptation of the Gothic Revival style. The side tower is square with a sandstone spire. The interior fills the usual sanctuary area and has fine joinery, particularly in the pulpit and screens. It contains many memorials of National importance. The Foundation stone was laid on 27 November 1929 by His Excellency…

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Berry, NSW - Presbyterian

Berry, NSW - Presbyterian

Year Built: 1934

Address: 83 Victoria Street, , Berry New South Wales, 2535

The first Presbyterian Church in Berry was erected in a prime location on a hill to the north of the town in the late 1880's, and was built on five acres, donated to the congregation by David Berry. A Foundation reads, " To the Glory of God this stone was laid by Right Rev D.F. Brandt May 9th 1934 - Thos J. Darling Architect Rev D.L.…

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Berry, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Berry, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1935

Address: Albert Street, , Berry New South Wales, 2535

The Church was established in 1870. A Foundation stone reads, "This Foundation stone of St Patrick's Church Berry was solemnly blessed and laid by His Grace The Most Rev M. Sheehan D.D. 24 November 1935".

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Berry, NSW - Uniting

Berry, NSW - Uniting

Year Built: 1932

Address: 71 Albert Street, , Berry New South Wales, 2535

Mr. J. M. Mills was appointed architect and plans were prepared, and after some modifications suggested by the Trustees, the plans were accepted and tenders called. The lowest tender, that of Messrs. Whitwell Bros, of Hurstville, was accepted. A Foundation stone reads, " This stone was set by Rev W. Green 30.6.32 - G. Gillam Secretary…

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Bothwell, TAS - St Andrew's Catholic

Bothwell, TAS - St Andrew's Catholic

Year Built: 1939

Address: 19 Patrick Street, , Bothwell Tasmania, 7030

The Church at Bothwell was given a two-acre grant by the Colonial Government. In May 1864 permission to quarry stone on Mount Adelaide near Bothwell, "towards the completion of a church at Bothwell for the use of the Roman Catholic community". At this stage, the church was well advanced, but the private quarry from which stone had been…

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Bridport, TAS - St Mark's Anglican

Bridport, TAS - St Mark's Anglican

Year Built: 1931

Address: 99 Main Street, , Bridport Tasmania, 7262

A wooden church with an iron roof. It was built in 1931 and the chancel and first bay of the nave were dedicated the same year. The church was designed and built by local contractors and was dedicated by Bishop Hay on Sunday 19 July 1931. A Foundation stone reads, " A.M.D.G. In Fid D.N.I.C. Apidis SVMM Anglvaris X1V KAL IVN A.D.…

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Brighton, VIC - St Joan of Arch Catholic

Brighton, VIC - St Joan of Arch Catholic

Year Built: 1938

Address: 118 New Street, , Brighton Victoria, 3186

The Foundation stone was laid on 13 November 1938 by the Most Reverend D Mannix D.D. Archbishop of Melbourne. The Architect was P.J. O'Connor.

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Bundaberg, QLD - St Andrew's Presbyterian (Former)

Bundaberg, QLD - St Andrew's Presbyterian (Former)

Year Built: 1932

Address: 61 Woogarra Street, , Bundaberg Queensland, 4670

Prominent Brisbane architect Lange L. Powell designed St Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Construction of the church in the early 1930s was a local work-generating scheme during a time of economic depression. The Church adopted a deliberate policy to ensure that funds for the construction of the church were spent on local labour and…

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Bundaberg, QLD - Uniting

Bundaberg, QLD - Uniting

Year Built: 1937

Address: 34 Barolin Street, , Bundaberg Queensland, 4670

The Church was opened in 1937.

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Bungalow, NSW - St Kevin's Catholic

Bungalow, NSW - St Kevin's Catholic

Year Built: 1935

Address: 1 Deacon Street, , Bangalow New South Wales, 2479

A Foundation stone reads, "D O M This foundation stone of St Kevin's Church was laid in 20th January 1935 by the Most Rev John Carroll D.D. Bishop of Lismore Ven Archdeacon Scott PP". A plaque on a rock at the steps to the Church reads, "Church of St Kevins Bangalow Blessed by Bishop P Farrelly 16th June 1935. Archdeacon B Scott PP.…

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Camberwell, VIC - Baptist

Camberwell, VIC - Baptist

Year Built: 1940

Address: 460 Riversdale Road, , Hawthorn East Victoria, 3123

A Foundation stone reads, "To the Glory of God this stone was laid by Rev E.C. Burleigh B.A. 9th September 1939. Architect H.E.L. Tranter Builder S Whitehead".

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Canungra, QLD - St Luke's Anglican

Canungra, QLD - St Luke's Anglican

Year Built: 1936

Address: 15 Kidston Street, , Canungra Queensland, 4275

On 18 October 1936 the Church was officially opened and dedicated by Archbishop William Wand. The building was designed by architect Raymond Clare Nowland and the contractor was Gordon Rhodes, supervised by architect Thomas Percy. It was built in the Old English Gothic style using rose cedar.

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Canungra, QLD - St Margaret Mary Catholic

Canungra, QLD - St Margaret Mary Catholic

Year Built: 1934

Address: King Street, , Canungra Queensland, 4275

Before the building of St Margaret Mary’s Church, Mass was held within the private homes of Canungra residents. The church building was designed by J. P. (Jack) Donoghue and built by B. Robertson, with the official opening by Archbishop Duhig being held on June 24th, 1934.

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Carnegie, VIC - Presbyterian (Former)

Carnegie, VIC - Presbyterian (Former)

Year Built: 1938

Address: 142 Grange Road, , Carnigie Victoria, 3163

A Foundation stone reads, " To the Glory of God this stone was laid by the Moderator The Right Rev F.W. Bolland M.C.M.A. 5th March 1938 Rev S.A. Vertigan Minister. Architects H.H. and F.B. Kemp. Builder Norman Miller".

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Casino, NSW - St Mary's Catholic

Casino, NSW - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1940

Address: 126 Canterbury Street, , Casino New South Wales, 2470

The first Catholic Church was erected in 1876. The current Church was built of local red bricks in 1940. A late Art Deco church with rectangular lines and heavy scale and bulk. Romanesque elements on facade. The Church was consecrated in May, 1940 by the Bishop of Lismore. The bricks came from Coombell, south of Casino.

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Caulfield South, VIC - Holy Cross Catholic

Caulfield South, VIC - Holy Cross Catholic

Year Built: 1937

Address: 707 Glenhuntly Road, , Caulfield South Victoria, 3162

Masses were first offered by Father O'Brien in the court room of the Caulfield Town Hall. The design is in the Gothic style and incorporates the cross into the design of the churches. Holy Cross was built in this manner, with a central nave measuring 28 metres in length and 11 metres in width. The two side porches at the altar end…

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Caulfield South, VIC - Presbyterian

Caulfield South, VIC - Presbyterian

Year Built: 1933

Address: 237 North Road, , Caulfield South Victoria, 3162

A Foundation stone reads, " To the Glory of God this stone was laid by Miss L.A. Nicoll a Foundation member 16.12.33. Minister Rev A Heathcote Fletcher".

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Chatswood, NSW - Congregational (Former)

Chatswood, NSW - Congregational (Former)

Year Built: 1933

Address: 42 Anderson Street, , Chatswood New South Wales, 2067

A Foundation stone reads, " To the Glory of God this stone was laid by Rev R.B. Reynolds MA BD Chairman of the Congregational Union in its Centenary Year March 18th 1933".

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Como, WA - St Augustine's Anglican

Como, WA - St Augustine's Anglican

Year Built: 1935

Address: Park Street, , Como Western Australia, 6152

The Foundation stone was laid on 3 March 1935.

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Croydon, VIC - Sacred Heart Catholic

Croydon, VIC - Sacred Heart Catholic

Year Built: 1939

Address: 35 Wicklow Avenue, , Croydon Victoria, 3136

The Sacred Heart Croydon Monastery was officially opened on Monastery Hill by Archbishop Mannix in April 1939 - a new seminary for the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. The complex featured a chapel, library, cloisters, classrooms, refectory, kitchens and domestic offices. From its very origins, Monastery Hill has been a place where the…

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Cygnet, TAS - St James' Catholic

Cygnet, TAS - St James' Catholic

Year Built: 1940

Address: 34 Mary Street, , Cygnet Tasmania, 7112

A Foundation stone attached to the building was laid on 18 February 1940 by his Grace the Archbishop of Hobart J.D. Simonds. The Church was opened on 6 October of the same year. The church was designed in the Moorish style.

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Devonport, TAS - Uniting (Former)

Devonport, TAS - Uniting (Former)

Year Built: 1932

Address: 45 Steele Street, , Devonport Tasmania, 7310

The foundation stone was laid by Rev W.H.E. Abbey Circuit minister and Chairman of Mersey district June 27 1931. The current church building was opened on March 1932 . The Church was closed in 2018. This is now a Community Wellness centre. A Tasmanian, multi-faceted media production company.

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Drouin, VIC - Christ Church Anglican

Drouin, VIC - Christ Church Anglican

Year Built: 1936

Address: 4 Frances Avenue, , Drouin Victoria, 3818

When the Drouin Mechanics Institute, with hall and meeting room, was opened in May 1879 Church of England church services were transferred to that building from the Shire Office. The original Christ Church was built in 1880 on land donated on cnr Grant St and Albert Road by Mrs Richard Higgs. It was dedicated on 18 January 1880 by Dean…

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Dumbalk, VIC - St Andrew's Anglican

Dumbalk, VIC - St Andrew's Anglican

Year Built: 1937

Address: 6 Nerrena Road, , Dumbalk Victoria, 3956

The Church was established in 1937.

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Elwood, VIC - Presbyterian

Elwood, VIC - Presbyterian

Year Built: 1939

Address: Corner Scot & Tennyson Streets, , Elwood Victoria, 3184

The Foundation stone was laid on 10 December 1938 by the Lord Mayor of Melbourne Councillor Arthur W. Coles J.P.

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Essendon, VIC - St Monica's Catholic

Essendon, VIC - St Monica's Catholic

Year Built: 1934

Address: Mount Alexander Road, , Essendon Victoria, 3040

The Parish has its Official beginning at Keilor in 1854 when Father Matthew Downing OSA as the first Priest in Charge of the Keilor Mission. The present St Monica's Church was built on the site of a stone church, begun in 1884, completed in 1910 and demolished in 1934 to make way for the larger building. The style of the building…

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Essendon, VIC - St Therese's Catholic

Essendon, VIC - St Therese's Catholic

Year Built: 1934

Address: 48A Lincoln Road, , Essendon Victoria, 3040

A Foundation stone is set in Latin and reads, " A.M.D.G. Hung lapidem benedixit et posuit Daniel Archiepiscopus Melbourne Die 22AD Aprilis 1934 - Petrus O'Brien Rector.

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Gardenvale East, VIC - St Andrew's Presbyterian

Gardenvale East, VIC - St Andrew's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1933

Address: North Road, , Gardenvale East Victoria, 3185

The Foundation stone was laid 16 December 1933 by Miss L.A. Nicoll a foundation member of the church.

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Glen Iris, VIC - Uniting

Glen Iris, VIC - Uniting

Year Built: 1932

Address: 200 Glen Iris Road, , Glen Iris Victoria, 3146

The first service was held in 1862 in the house of Mr. Robinson in Albion Road; then in a house (some say a wool shed), owned by him, which stood somewhere near where St. Oswald's Church is now erected in High Street. The music was supplied by a Mrs. Mann, who played a concertina. Second-hand bricks for the construction of the Church…

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Goondiwindi, QLD - St Mary's Catholic

Goondiwindi, QLD - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1937

Address: 69 Callandoon Street, , Goondiwindi Queensland, 4390

St Mary's Parish was officially erected in 1891, but the first parish priest, Father Hughes, was resident as early as 1885. It was under his direction that the first church was built by Franchi Baker on land donated by Jacob Lowe of 'WeMown'. It is believed that the site was formerly that of the Callandoon Stockyards. In 1936 Father…

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Guildford, NSW - Anglican

Guildford, NSW - Anglican

Year Built: 1934

Address: 2 Bolton Street, , Guildford New South Wales, 2161

A Foundation stone reads, "To the Glory of God this memorial stone was set by The Most Reverend Howard West Kilvinton Nowll DD Archbishop of Sydney Wardens R.M Elner E Rohan W.M Squair April 17th 1937 A.J. Dyer Rector".

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