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

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Title

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

Subject

Saint Patrick, St. Patrick, St Patrick, Father Patrick Gibney, Patrick Gibney, convict, convicts, Joseph Nunan, architecture, architect, building, vaulted ceiling, Gothic revival, Gothic, Gothic building, Gothic revival, Catholic, Catholicism, Christian, Christianity, church, churches, religious, religion, saint, saints, lancet window, rose window, lancet windows, windows, window, tower, spire, spires, arch, arches, York, South Street, Perth, Western Australia, WA, statue, statues, Ireland, Irish, patron, patronage, patron saint, patron saints

Description

An image of the interior of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in the town of York, Western Australia.

The foundation stone of St. Patrick's Catholic Church was laid on St. Patrick's Day in 1875, with the building being completed in 1886. It 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.

The design of the church is typical of the Gothic revival style with its spire, tall arches, vaulted ceiling, rose windows and lancet windows. This style of architecture was particularly popular in England, Australia, and other British colonies throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In this image, one can see on the back wall a rose window situated above a pair of lancet windows separated by a stone mullion.

Creator

Carter, Bree

Date

27 November 2011

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Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Citation

“Interior of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, York, Western Australia,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed September 24, 2018, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/637.