St. Andrew's Cathedral, Town Hall and Markets, George Street, Sydney, New South Wales

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St. Andrew's Cathedral, Town Hall and Markets, George Street, Sydney, New South Wales


Anglican, Anglicanism, architect, architecture, cathedral, church, ecclesiastical building, Edmund T. Blacket, Frederick Barker, gothic, gothic architecture, Gothic Perpendicular style, gothic revival, James Hume, neo-gothic, New South Wales, NSW, pinnacle, Saint Andrew, St. Andrew, Sydney, tower, tracery, window, York Minster Cathedral


A photograph of St Andrew’s Cathedral in Sydney that most likely dates from between 1920 and 1925. St Andrew’s Cathedral is located on George Street in Sydney and is part of the Town Hall group of buildings. It is the oldest cathedral in Australia. Construction of the cathedral was completed in 1868, and it was consecrated by the second Bishop of Sydney, Frederick Barker, on St Andrew’s day (30 November) that year. St Andrew’s Cathedral is built in a Gothic Perpendicular style according to the design of well-known gothic revival architect Edmund T. Blacket. Blacket replaced James Hume as the architect of the cathedral, and had to adapt his plans to conform to the shape and size of foundations that were already in place. The photograph exhibits some of the cathedral’s many decorative pinnacles and traceried gothic windows. One of its two distinctive towers, believed to have been modelled on the fifteenth-century towers of York Minster Cathedral, is also visible in the background.




National Library of Australia






National Library of Australia


Hyperlink. 1 of 66 photographs: gelatin silver ; 15.6 x 20.8 cm. or less.

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