Sisters of Mercy Convent, South Street, York, Western Australia


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Sisters of Mercy Convent, South Street, York, Western Australia


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An image of the Sisters of Mercy convent located next to St. Patrick's Convent School on South Street in York, Western Australia.

It was built in 1868 and was originally used as a presbytery by Father Patrick Gibney before the arrival of the Sisters of Mercy in York in 1872. The building embodies features that are typically characteristic of the Gothic Revival style of architecture, which was popular in the United Kingdom, Australia and other British colonies in the nineteenth century. As an architectural style, it is based on the close examination of medieval structures, and a concern with 'authenticity' of design. This style is often seen to be symbolic of conservative qualities such as, continuity, stability, religious authority and tradition. The lancet windows of this building and its vaulted ceiling are particular features which are in keeping with this style.


Carter, Bree


27 November 2011


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