Church of the Holy Cross, Morawa

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Title

Church of the Holy Cross, Morawa

Subject

bell turret, Catholic, church, Church of the Holy Cross, dome, Gothic, John Cyril Hawes, Italy, Morawa, pointed arch, Sienna, turret, Tuscany, WA, Western Australia

Description

The Catholic Church of the Holy Cross in the small rural Western Australian town of Morawa was built to the design of Monsignor John Cyril Hawes. The stone church features bell turret, dome, and Gothic pointed arches. Writing for the Cathedral Chronicle, Hawes said that the design was inspired by 13th century churches in the Sienna area of Tuscany in Italy. This was in part due to the similarity in climate.

For more on the architecture of Monsignor Hawes see John J. Taylor, Between Devotion and Design: The Architecture of John Cyril Hawes 1876-1956 (University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, 2000).

Creator

Munro, Tony

Date

22 February 2010

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Citation

“Church of the Holy Cross, Morawa,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed September 17, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/824.