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Belconnen, ACT - Lutheran

Belconnen, ACT - Lutheran

Year Built: 1985

Address: Corner Emu Bank Road & Eastern Valley Way, , Belconnen Australian Capital Territory, 2617

The Foundation stone was laid on 21 April 1985.

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Benalla, VIC - Lutheran

Benalla, VIC - Lutheran

Year Built: 1987

Address: 154 Waller Street, , Benalla Victoria, 3672

The church was opened and dedicated by Reverend M. V. Jordan President of the Victorian District on 26 April 1987.

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Biloela, QLD - Baptist

Biloela, QLD - Baptist

Year Built: 1987

Address: 1A Valley View Drive, , Biloela Queensland, 4715

The first Baptist church in Biloela was erected at 48 Bell Street during 1954 and 1955. It was 50 by 25 feet, with a flat 30 foot by 25 feet attached. On 5 February 1984 the deacons submitted a plan to the church for the purchase of a new property of two hectares at the corner of Valley View Drive and the Dawson Highway. This was…

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Birchip, VIC - St Paul's Anglican

Birchip, VIC - St Paul's Anglican

Year Built: 1988

Address: 1 Rundle Street, , Birchip Victoria, 3483

A Foundation stone reads, " To the Glory of God this Anglican church of St Paul the Apostle was consecrated on 2nd October 1988 by the Rt Revd O.S. Heywood M.A. Bishop of Bendigo (Foundations were blessed on 8th November 1987) This building replaces the original which was dedicated 28 July 1896 by th RT Revd H.E. Cooper M.A. Assistant…

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Bowral, NSW - St Thomas Aquinas Catholic

Bowral, NSW - St Thomas Aquinas Catholic

Year Built: 1986

Address: 2 Bendooley Street, , Bowral New South Wales, 2576

A plaque reads, St Thomas Aquinas Church Bowral dedicated by the Bishop of Wollongong the Most Reverend William E. Murray DD Dsc. STOC on 9th November 1986 Parish Priest: Father John Higgins PP. Builder: Mr. Barry Howard Design and Project Manager: Mr. -Frank McCormack - Volunteers: with thanks to all."

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Bracken Ridge, QLD - Holy Spirit Anglican

Bracken Ridge, QLD - Holy Spirit Anglican

Year Built: 1988

Address: 103 Denham Street, , Bracken Ridge Queensland, 4017

The Church was dedicated on 7 May 1988 by the Archbishop of Brisbane Reverend John Basil Rowland Grindrod KBE.

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Clear Island Waters, QLD - Sacred Heart Catholic

Clear Island Waters, QLD - Sacred Heart Catholic

Year Built: 1986

Address: 50 Fairway Drive, , Clear Island Waters Queensland, 4226

A Foundation stone reads, "This Church dedicated to the Sacred heart of Jesus was blessed and opened by His Grace the Most Reverend F.R. Rush D.D. Archbishop of Brisbane on Sunday 22nd June 1986 Rev O.K. Oxenham DCL OBE Parish Priest Surfers Paridis Broadbeach". A plaque reads, “ The rose window faces the mountains to the west: the…

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Colac, VIC - Presbyterian

Colac, VIC - Presbyterian

Year Built: 1982

Address: 90 Armstrong Street, , Colac Victoria, 3250

The Foundation stone was laid by the Right Reverend C.A. Harrison Moderator of the Presbyterian Church on 20 February 1982.

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Coleambally, NSW - St Peter's Catholic

Coleambally, NSW - St Peter's Catholic

Year Built: 1982

Address: 20 Kingfisher Avenue, , Coleambally New South Wales, 2707

The church was opened on 12 December 1982 by the Most Reverend F.P. Carroll D.D. Bishop of Wagga Wagga.

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Cootamundra, NSW - Scots Presbyterian

Cootamundra, NSW - Scots Presbyterian

Year Built: 1983

Address: Corner Parker & Francis Streets, , Cootamundra New South Wales, 2590

The Presbyterians in Cootamundra needed a minister, and the first settled minister to be appointed was a Scotsman, the Rev. J. Dykes Paterson, a minister of the Established Church of Scotland. He was inducted to the charge of Temora-Cootamundra in July 1882. A newspaper report of the day when describing Rev. J. Dykes-Paterson's induction…

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Dapto, NSW - St John the Evangelist Catholic

Dapto, NSW - St John the Evangelist Catholic

Year Built: 1986

Address: 24 Jerramatta Street, , Dapto New South Wales, 2530

A Foundation stone reads, " This Foundation stone of St John the Evangelist Church was blessed and set by The Most Reverend William E. Murray D.D. DSc Sc SOC Bishop of Wollongong on Sunday 28th September 1986. Rev J.T. Ward".

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Diamond Creek, VIC - Uniting

Diamond Creek, VIC - Uniting

Year Built: 1984

Address: 32 Wensley Street, , Diamond Creek Victoria, 3089

The Diamond Valley Parish traces its origins to the Heidelberg Primitive Methodist Mission, which dates from 1854. The Primitive Methodist Church was a nineteenth century evangelical revival grounded in the teachings of John Wesley. A branch of Methodism, Primitive Methodism originated amongst the poorest farmer labourers and miners of…

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Dubbo, NSW - St Brigid's Catholic

Dubbo, NSW - St Brigid's Catholic

Year Built: 1990

Address: 198 Brisbane Street, , Dubbo New South Wales, 2830

The parish of St Brigid's was officially established in 1865 with Father McAuliffe as priest. The original Macquarie Street church was in use until it collapsed during a storm on August 22, 1869. The original St. Brigid’s sandstone church was designed by Mr Edward Gell, a leading architect in the colony, who had been a pupil to the…

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Emerald, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Emerald, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1983

Address: Corner Yamal & Anakie Streets, , Emerald Queensland, 4720

The Catholic Press of 27th February 1913 records, The new Catholic Emerald Church which was dedicated by Coadjutor Archbishop of Brisbanon Sunday February 16 was opened free of debt. The collection for the day totalled £270, but promises of donations will bring the amount to £300. The Church is lighted with Quirk's air gas. The Rev…

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Foster, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Foster, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1983

Address: 19 O'Connell Road, , Foster Victoria, 3960

A plaque on the wall reads, " This Church of St Joseph was consecrated and Parish Centre blessed by +Eric Darcy Bishop of Sale on 30 January 1983 Parish Priest Father Peter A.M. Kooloos Architect Algis A. Klimas Builder E.P. & L.A. Brennan".

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Geebung, QLD - Uniting

Geebung, QLD - Uniting

Year Built: 1983

Address: 59 Simla Avenue, , Geebung Queensland, 4034

A plaque reads, " Geebung Uniting Church This building was dedicated to the Glory of God by the Moderator Dr Lewis Born Lth, MTh Th D 1st October 1983.".

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Greensborough, VIC - St Thomas' Catholic

Greensborough, VIC - St Thomas' Catholic

Year Built: 1986

Address: Diamond Creek Road, , Greensborough Victoria, 3088

This church broke away from St Mary's Catholic in Greensborough in 1986.

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Griffith, NSW - Presbyterian

Griffith, NSW - Presbyterian

Year Built: 1982

Address: Blumer Road, , Griffith New South Wales, 2680

The Foundation stone was laid on 12 June 1982 by The Right Reverend James Mullan Moderator General of the Presbyterian Church.

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Gundagai, NSW - St John's Anglican

Gundagai, NSW - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1986

Address: Otway Street, , Gundagai New South Wales, 2722

The Foundation stone of the church was laid on 19 September 1861 by Right Reverend Barker Lord Bishop of Sydney. Mr George Hart a local resident designed the church. The Church is built of local slate and the roof was originally battered and shingled and lined inside the raftters with colonial pine". The Church was opened on 5 June…

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Horsham, VIC - St Michael and St John's Catholic

Horsham, VIC - St Michael and St John's Catholic

Year Built: 1987

Address: Corner Roberts & Urquhart Streets, , Horsham Victoria, 3400

The first Mass to be held in Horsham was in 1857 by visiting Priest Fr. Patrick Madden. The first church was opened by Bishop O'Connor on 12 November 1876, a wooden building facing west to McPherson Street.* The first Catholic church seems to have been built in record time following its establishment as a parish when separated from…

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Inverloch, VIC - Uniting

Inverloch, VIC - Uniting

Year Built: 1983

Address: 10 Williams Street, , Inverloch Victoria, 3996

In 1890 Mr Jacob Thomas, a Methodist layman from Ballarat, donated a block of land near the Inverloch Jetty for use by the Methodist Church when it should be required. Between 1897 and 1929 services conducted under the Methodist banner were held in the Mechanics Hall. Rev West from Leongatha held fortnightly services, but when he left…

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McLaren Vale, SA - Uniting

McLaren Vale, SA - Uniting

Year Built: 1988

Address: 257 Main Road, , McLaren Vale South Australia, 5171

In 1849 a land grant was made for the construction of a Wesleyan Church. The original section of the church was opened on 14 April 1858by Reverend William Ingram. The transept was built later in 1897 and the front porch was added in 1898. In 1987 the 129 year old church was deemed unsafe and was demolished. The present church was…

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Nerang, QLD - Uniting

Nerang, QLD - Uniting

Year Built: 1983

Address: 4 Narang River Drive, , Nerang Queensland, 4122

A plaque reads, " Nerang Uniting Church The Opening Service of Worship was conducted on Sunday 17th April 1983 by Rev Harrison BA BD Secretary of Synod".

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Numurkah, VIC - Uniting

Numurkah, VIC - Uniting

Year Built: 1985

Address: 5 Quinn Street, , Numurkah Victoria, 3636

A Foundation stone reads, " Uniting Church in Australia This Church was opened and dedicated to the Glory of God on 15th December 1985".

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Oxley, QLD - Uniting

Oxley, QLD - Uniting

Year Built: 1987

Address: 114 Oxley Station Road, , Oxley Queensland,

A Foundation stone reads, "Uniting Church in Australia Oxley Corinda Parish This stone was unveiled to the Glory of God by the Rev Eric Moore L Th OBE Moderator Queensland Synod Pentecost Sunday 26th May 1985 Minister of the Word: Rev Burt Johns Heb 11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen".…

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Pasadena, SA - Lutheran

Pasadena, SA - Lutheran

Year Built: 1982

Address: Fiveash Drive, , Pasadena South Australia, 5042

The church was formed in August 1935 and called the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Congregation Colonel Light Gardens. However there were several services prior to this in 1933 conducted by Pastor Dr Janzow in the Colonel Light Gardens Institute. Two blocks of land in Bond Street had been purchased in 1937 for a church building however…

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Templestowe, VIC - St Haralambos Greek Orthodox

Templestowe, VIC - St Haralambos Greek Orthodox

Year Built: 1990

Address: Corner Porter Street & Church Road, , Templestowe Victoria, 3106

The Church was designed by Peter A. Damos Pty Ltd, a firm of South Melbourne architects, and built in 1990, by Damos with help from the church community. The church has a Romanesque basilican plan with a three-bay, barrel-vaulted porch and squat round-headed campaniles to the west front. The section is also basilican: a nave and two…

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Thorpdale, VIC - Uniting

Thorpdale, VIC - Uniting

Year Built: 1990

Address: Johnstone Street, , Thorpdale Victoria, 3835

Foundation stone was laid on 14 October 1990.

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Wangaratta, VIC - Presbyterian

Wangaratta, VIC - Presbyterian

Year Built: 1982

Address: Rowan Street, , Wangaratta Victoria, 3677

The Wangaratta Presbyterian church was founded in 1859. The current Church was erected in 1982. The Foundation stone was laid by the Right Reverend E.R. Pearson's on 18 December 1982. The Minister was Reverend P.W. Hastie B. Jur. B. TH.

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West Mackay, QLD - St Charles Anglican

West Mackay, QLD - St Charles Anglican

Year Built: 1984

Address: McGinn Street, , West Mackay Queensland, 4740

A plaque reads, " This War memorial Church Saint Charles, King, Martyr was dedicated by the Bishop of North Queensland The Right Reverend John Lewis SSM, BD, ThL on 14th Oct 1984". Another plaque reads " A.M.D.G. This stone was laid by HRH Princess Alice GGVO CBE Countess of Athlone in memory of those who fell in the Second World War ,…

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Woolgoolga, NSW - Norhtern Beaches Anglican

Woolgoolga, NSW - Norhtern Beaches Anglican

Year Built: 1983

Address: 19 Scarborough Street, , Woolgoolga New South Wales, 2456

The original St Augustine's was built on the site of the present Rectory and Church. The land was said to have been given for the purpose by a Woolgoolga citizen. An important addition to the village in the late 1890s was St Augustine's Anglican Church. Although 1902 is given elsewhere as its date of construction church documents…

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