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Anglesea, VIC - Anglican

Anglesea, VIC - Anglican

Year Built: 1957

Address: 2 Camp Road, , Anglesea Victoria, 3230

Prior to 1886 occasional services were held from time to time by Anglican clergy who were visiting Anglesea. Regular services were commenced in Mr Jackson's house by Archdeacon Stretch in 1886 and were later continued by readers from Modewarre. Mr G.F. Belcher donated land for a church and in 1887. John S. Jackson, a Geelong architect…

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Annerley, QLD - St Philips Anglican

Annerley, QLD - St Philips Anglican

Year Built: 1954

Address: 115 Cromwall Road, , Annerley Queensland, 4103

A Foundation stone reads, " A.M.D.G. This stone was set and blessed by Reginald Archbishop of Brisbane on Sunday 17th October 1954 J.G. Johnson Rector."

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Applecross, WA - St David's Anglican

Applecross, WA - St David's Anglican

Year Built: 1957

Address: 54 Simpson Street, , Applecross Western Australia, 6153

The Foundation Stone was laid on 12 May 1957 by his Grace the Archbishop of Perth The Most Reverend R.W.H. Moline MC DD.

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Applecross, WA - St Stephen's Uniting

Applecross, WA - St Stephen's Uniting

Year Built: 1955

Address: 2 McKenzie Road, , Applecross Western Australia, 6153

The Foundation stone was laid on 11 December 1955 by the Reverend F.C. Norman Inwood. The site of the present church was first developed in the early 1950s and the original building is now the church hall.

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Ararat, VIC - St Andrews Uniting

Ararat, VIC - St Andrews Uniting

Year Built: 1959

Address: Corner King Street & Ararat Pomonal Road, , Ararat Victoria, 3377

Formerly a Presbyterian Church that was first considered at a meeting on 16 June 1858 with Mr Robert Allan, being the first Secretary. On 10 September 1858 the first service was held under the leadership of Dr Cairns.* On 10 February 1859 the Church was opened under the stewardship of Rev William MackIntosh. The debt for the church and…

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Ashburton, VIC - St Michael's Catholic

Ashburton, VIC - St Michael's Catholic

Year Built: 1955

Address: 270 High Street, , Ashburton Victoria, 3147

The first Mass was conducted by Father Patrick Loughnan on Sunday 11 December 1927 at the Ashburton Hall located on the corner of High Street and Johnston Street, just west of the shopping centre. On 26 April 1946 Ashburton was created a parish, entrusted to the care of Father John Ryan who had been an army chaplain. As the parish grew he…

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Ashgrove, QLD - St Finbarr's Catholic

Ashgrove, QLD - St Finbarr's Catholic

Year Built: 1955

Address: 202 Waterworks Road, , Ashgrove Queensland, 4060

The Foundation stone was laid on 25 September 1955 by the Most Reverend J. Duhig Archbishop of Brisbane.

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Ayr, QLD - St Andrew's Presbyterian

Ayr, QLD - St Andrew's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1960

Address: 109 MacMillan Street, , Ayr Queensland, 4807

A plaque reads, St Andrews Presbyterian Memorial Church dedicated to the Glory of God Reverend A.G. McLaren Moderator of the Presbytery of Townsville 7 May 1960'.

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Balaclava North, VIC - St Margaret's Presbyterian

Balaclava North, VIC - St Margaret's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1953

Address: Corner Hotham & Denman Streets, , Balaclava North Victoria, 3183

In 1912, in order to ascertain to what extent the people of the district were desirous of having a Church in their midst, a house to house canvass was made by Rev. C. Stuart Ross, with the result that he was able to make a most encouraging and satisfactory report.* At this stage, Mr. John Maclellan, a member of the Board of Management…

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Balwyn North, VIC - Uniting

Balwyn North, VIC - Uniting

Year Built: 1954

Address: Corner Belmore & Winfield Road, , Balwyn North Victoria, 3104

The vision for a church occurred in 1950 with the land being purchased on 27 July 1951. A portable building was erected on the site on 17 February 1952. The Foundation stone was laid by Reverend H. Slarnette President of the Conference 12 July 1953. The three bay church hall was opened in 1954. Additions to the Church were completed in…

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Barcaldine, QLD - Sacred Heart Catholic

Barcaldine, QLD - Sacred Heart Catholic

Year Built: 1954

Address: 89 Elm Street, , Barcaldine Queensland, 4725

The first Sacred Heart Church was one of the buildings that was moved from one stop on the railway line to the next as it advanced westwards. It was re-erected after it arrived from Jericho with the railway in 1886 on the corner of Willow and Yew streets. In 1889 a second church was built nearby and that was replaced by the current…

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Beaumaris, VIC - Baptist

Beaumaris, VIC - Baptist

Year Built: 1960

Address: 223 Balcombe Road, , Beaumaris Victoria, 3193

Around 1955 two blocks of land in the central Beaumaris area had been purchased, but under new uniform building regulations, they proved too small for the erection of a Church building. Members were then led to a large block of land (100ft. by 400ft.) in Balcombe Road which was available for purchase at £3500. Following approval of…

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Bentleigh, VIC - St Paul's Catholic

Bentleigh, VIC - St Paul's Catholic

Year Built: 1960

Address: 122 Jasper Road, , Bentleigh Victoria, 3204

A foundation stone reads " This stone symbol of Christ, Chief corner stone of the church was blessed and set by His Grace Archbishop Simonds 13th November 1960, T O'Sullivan P.P. S. J. Morgan and Associates Architect H.P. Yunken Pty Ltd Builder".

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Bermagui, NSW - Our Lady Help Christians Catholic

Bermagui, NSW - Our Lady Help Christians Catholic

Year Built: 1952

Address: 8 Paraboon Drive, , Bermagui New South Wales, 2546

A Foundation stone reads, " This stone was blessed and laid by Most Rev G. Young D.D. 28 Dec 1952. Rev J. Blakney".

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Berrigan, NSW - Uniting

Berrigan, NSW - Uniting

Year Built: 1952

Address: Corner Chanter & Drummond Streets, , Berrigan New South Wales, 2712

The Foundation stone was laid by the Right Reverend F.H. Rayward O.B.E D.D. President of the NSW Conference on 15 November 1952.

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Berrybank, VIC - Uniting

Berrybank, VIC - Uniting

Year Built: 1954

Address: Foxhow Road, , Berrybank Victoria, 3323

The former church was destroyed by fire on 14 January 1944. The Foundation stone of the current church was laid on 21 April 1954 by William M Clark. The Architect was Keith Reid while the builder was A McHolson.

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Berwick, VIC - St Michael's Catholic

Berwick, VIC - St Michael's Catholic

Year Built: 1956

Address: 125 High Street, , Berwick Victoria, 3806

The first church, built of weatherboard, was erected in 1870. It was originally part of the Brighton Parish. St. Michael's Parish was established in 1956, having previously been part of the parish of Dandenong. In 1956 it became part of the Diocese of Sale. The current Church was opened on 29 April 1984 and was blessed by the Bishop of…

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Biloela, QLD - Presbyterian

Biloela, QLD - Presbyterian

Year Built: 1960

A Foundation stone reads, " To the Glory of God This stone was laid by the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland the Right Rev T.C. Watson BA 23rd April 1960. Minister Rev R.A. Paterson DIP DIV Session Clerk Mr A.C. Shepherdson".

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Birdwood, SA - Uniting

Birdwood, SA - Uniting

Year Built: 1957

Address: Main Street, , Birdwood South Australia, 2446

The Foundation stone was laid on 1 December 1956 by Mr E.T. Pflaum.

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Blackburn, VIC - The Avenue Uniting

Blackburn, VIC - The Avenue Uniting

Year Built: 1960

Address: Corner The Avenue & Blackburn Road, , Blackburn Victoria, 3130

The first Presbyterian Church was erected in 1926. In the 1950's there was already a small brick Presbyterian Church , but with post war expansion this proved inadequate. The worshipping community worked hard to give expression to an expanded vision for the area and the "new" Presbyterian church. The foundation stone of the current…

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Blackmans Bay, TAS - St Pius X Catholic

Blackmans Bay, TAS - St Pius X Catholic

Year Built: 1957

Address: 98 Chennel Highway, , Blackmans Bay Tasmania, 7052

The Church was designed by the well known Tasmanian architect J.H.E. Dorney and constructed in 1957.

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Borden, WA - St David's Anglican

Borden, WA - St David's Anglican

Year Built: 1959

Address: Chester Pass Road, , Borden Western Australia, 6338

The Foundation stone was laid in the presence of the Bishop of the Diocese by Mrs Mavis Milne on 15 May 1959. Rector OA Wall??

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Brighton, QLD - St Peter's Anglican

Brighton, QLD - St Peter's Anglican

Year Built: 1959

Address: 44 North Road, , Brighton Queensland, 4017

A Foundation stone reads, " To the Glory of God this stone was set by Reginald Archbishop of Brisbane 14th November 1959 J.L. Farrell and J.G. Taylor Church Wardens J.C. Thomson Rector".

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Broadford, VIC - Uniting

Broadford, VIC - Uniting

Year Built: 1957

Address: High Street, , Broadford Victoria, 3658

Originally a Methodist church, the Broadford Uniting Church is located next to the Library. Construction of the current building commenced in November of 1956, and the Foundation stone was laid by the President of the Conference, the Rev. Norman Lade MA, BD on 16 February 1957. The dedication of the church took place in September 1957.

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Bundaberg, QLD - St John's Lutheran

Bundaberg, QLD - St John's Lutheran

Year Built: 1960

Address: 30 George Street, , Bundaberg Queensland, 4670

Lutheranism in Bundaberg was established in 1873. Lutheran Pastor Carl Hellmuth of Maryborough visited Bundaberg to preach, administer Holy Communion, and baptise - the first formal Lutheran services in Bundaberg. In 1877 monthly services commenced in a shop in Bundaberg and in 1882 Bundaberg's first Lutheran church was built in Tanitha…

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Camberwell South, VIC - St Mary's Anglican

Camberwell South, VIC - St Mary's Anglican

Year Built: 1957

Address: Corner Toorak & Bowen Street, , Camberwell South Victoria, 3124

The establishment of a Church in South Camberwell was mooted in July, 1916, when the Vicar of our Mother Church, St. John's, Camberwell, the Rev. A. Roscoe Wilson, suggested to the Archbishop the purchase of land in the district for that purpose. It was recorded that the erection of a Church Hall in this area, to be known as St. Mary's,…

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Canungra, QLD - Uniting

Canungra, QLD - Uniting

Year Built: 1954

Address: 31 Appel Street, , Canungra Queensland, 4275

A plaque reads, " Canungra Memorial Methodist Church To the Glory of God in Remembrance of fallen of World War 11 Opened and dedicated on 5th June 1954 by President of Conference Rev C.E. Holland Minister Rev A.L. Rose".

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Cheltenham, VIC - Pioneer's Presbyterian

Cheltenham, VIC - Pioneer's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1957

Address: 8 Park Road, , Cheltenham Victoria, 3192

From TROVE 3 Sep 1886. The Cheltenham Presbyterian congregation on last Wednesday evening held a conversazione, to show their appreciation of the services ot the late pastor, the Hey. D. H. Ballantyne, who after 17 years' ministration, working in connexion with the Brighton church Cheltenham being a missionary station had resigned the…

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Claremont, TAS - St Bernard's Catholic

Claremont, TAS - St Bernard's Catholic

Year Built: 1958

Address: 27 Wyndham Road, , Claremont Tasmania, 7011

The Marist Fathers took charge of St. Bernard's Parish, Claremont, when Father O'Halloran, SM, came as parish priest in February 1958. Archbishop Guilford Young blessed and opened St. Bernard's Church, in Wyndham Road on April 20, 1958. Working bees organised by Father J. C. Wallis (Claremont was served from Glenorchy before the Marists…

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Clarence Gardens, SA - St Anthony's of Padua Catholic

Clarence Gardens, SA - St Anthony's of Padua Catholic

Year Built: 1959

Address: Castle Street, , Clarence Gardens South Australia, 5039

The Foundation stone was laid on 3 May 1959 by the Most Reverend M. Beovich D.D. Phd.

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Clayfield, QLD - St Mark's Anglican

Clayfield, QLD - St Mark's Anglican

Year Built: 1960

Address: 103 Bonney Avenue, , Clayfield Queensland, 4011

A Foundation stone reads, " To the Greater Glory of God the War Memorial Church of Saint Mark the Evangelist. This stone was set and blessed by John Coadjutor Bishop of Brisbane on the twentieth day of October 1960. Rev CJE Hogan Rector." A plaque reads, " A.M.D.G. The War Memorial Church of St Mark the Evangelist was consecrated by…

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Cloncurry, QLD - Uniting

Cloncurry, QLD - Uniting

Year Built: 1959

Address: 19 Meldrum Street, , Cloncurry Queensland, 4824

A Foundation stone reads, " To the Glory of God this stone was laid by Rev C.G. Browne LTh Chairman of Northern District Minister Rev C. G. Slater. 4th April 1959".

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Colac, VIC - Baptist

Colac, VIC - Baptist

Year Built: 1958

Address: Corner Dennis & Hessie Streets, Colac, Victoria, 3250

The Foundation stone was laid on 2 February 1958.

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Colonel Light Gardens, SA - Uniting

Colonel Light Gardens, SA - Uniting

Year Built: 1958

Address: 560 Goodwood Road, , Colonel Light Gardens South Australia, 5041

The land was bought for $1,211.00 (£25.00) and other than the names of the trustees, little is known of the first seventy five years. The old Church was built in 1854, and is one of the oldest suburban Churches in the State. When the section of ground opposite was purchased by the Government and sub divided into residential blocks and…

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Coolamon, NSW - St Peter's Uniting

Coolamon, NSW - St Peter's Uniting

Year Built: 1957

Address: 35 Loughnan Street, , Coolamon New South Wales, 2701

A Foundation stone reads, " To the Glory of God this stone was laid by Colin S Dyce 23rd October 1957.

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Coorparoo, QLD - Uniting

Coorparoo, QLD - Uniting

Year Built: 1952

Address: 260 Cavendish Road, , Coorparoo Queensland, 4151

A Foundation stone reads, " To the Glory of God this stone was laid 1st November 1952 by Rev I.N. Deller. President Queensland Confederation Superintendent Cooparoo Church".

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Corinella, VIC - St George's Anglican

Corinella, VIC - St George's Anglican

Year Built: 1952

Address: 24 Smythe Street, , Corinella Victoria, 3984

A Foundation stone reads, " To the Glory of God this stone was laid by The Right Reverend D.B. Blackwood M.A. TH.D. V.D. 9th October 1952. Vicar The Reverend J.H. Shilton TH.L.".

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Cowra, NSW - St John's Anglican

Cowra, NSW - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1955

Address: 98 Kendall Street, , Cowra New South Wales, 2794

The foundation stone was laid on 29 October 1955 by his Excellency the Governor of NSW Lieutenant General Sir John Northcott KC MC.

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Cranbourne, VIC - Scot's Presbyterian

Cranbourne, VIC - Scot's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1951

Address: Corner Sladen & Russell Streets, , Cranbourne Victoria, 3977

The Church was built in 1951.

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Croydon Park, SA - St Margaret Mary's Catholic

Croydon Park, SA - St Margaret Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1959

Address: 286 Torrens Road, , Croydon Park South Australia, 5008

The Foundation stone was laid on 16 May 1959 by Mrs J.H. Stunell.

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