St Andrew’s Presbyterian (now Uniting) Church, Evandale

Opened 1840. Sunday School building to the left. Graves are along the side and behind the church. From the entrance, with St Andrews Anglican Church across the road. Two aisles, rather than one central aisle. Left front corner, if facing pulpit. Centre pews and pulpit From within a pew. Front right corner, if facing pulpit. Rear...

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St David’s Cathedral, Hobart

Cnr Macquarie & Murray Streets, Hobart. (Murrary St entrance shown above.) Opened 1874, replacing an older building of the same name Building started 1868. Consecrated & opened 1874. Chancel, Sanctuary & Nixon Chapel completed 1891-4 Bell tower completed 1936 North side. Looking back towards the  entrance. Nixon Chapel, commemorating Francis Nixon, first bishop of Tasmania....

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St John the Baptist Anglican Church, Buckland

Just off the highway at Buckland, formerly Prosser's Plains. Foundation stone laid 1846. Consecrated 1850. This little church is best known for its large window which is claimed to date to the 14th century. The myths surrounding the window are looked at in a post on the Stained Glass Australia site. While the window isn't...

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Launceston Synagogue

To go in, you have to go along this side bit and the door is around the back. (The different floor colours are due to boards being replaced, no floor coverings.) Originally here. Internal photos are from the Rotary Club's Doors Open Day in 2009.

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St Matthew’s Anglican Church, New Norfolk

St Matthews lays claim to being the oldest Anglican Church in Tasmania, bring opened in 1823. An article in the Mercury written for the St Matthew's centenary in 1925 talks about the history of the church: Mr. Knopwood retired in 1823 from the chaplaincy of Hobart, and come to live in New Norfolk, and in the...

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St John the Evangelist Church, Richmond

St John The Evangelist Catholic Church 1836 Australia's Oldest Existing Catholic Church MASS TIMES 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month 8.30am 2nd, 4th & 5th Sunday of the month 11am Before going inside, I was thinking the 1836 year seems quite late for an "oldest" building, so I pulled a bit from the Archdiocese...

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Penitentiary Chapel, Hobart: Part 2

This is a continuation of Penitentiary Chapel, Hobart: Part 1 In the second part, we look at the other side of the building. Note the building on the left that looks like a two-storey house, the very enclosed yard and the cut-off wall on the right. First though, a wonky plan 🙂 It helped me...

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