St. Patrick's Catholic Church, York, Western Australia

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St. Patrick's Catholic Church, York, Western Australia


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An image of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, located on South Street in York, a settlement ninety minutes south-east of Perth in Western Australia. The Church's foundation stone was laid on St. Patrick's Day in 1875, with the building being completed in 1886.

The Church was designed and built under the supervision of ex-convict Joseph Nunan, who was commissioned by the resident priest of the time, Father Patrick Gibney, to build a larger church to accommodate an increasing congregation.

Its design is typical of the Gothic revival style with its spire and lancet windows. This style of architecture was particularly popular in England, Australia, and other British colonies throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.


Carter, Bree


27 November 2011


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“St. Patrick's Catholic Church, York, Western Australia,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed October 26, 2016,