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St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral and Chapter House

Location: College Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Constructed: 1866-1928


St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral is the oldest place maintaining its use as a place of worship for the Catholic community in Australia, since its early beginnings in 1821. Constructed between 1866 and 1928, this place is the site of the original St Mary's Cathedral, the first Catholic Church in Australia and can be said to be the birthplace of Catholicism in Australia. The Cathedral is of major architectural significance as the largest 19th century ecclesiastical building in the English Gothic style anywhere in the world and this grand cathedral is a stimulating and worthwhile place to see when in Sydney.


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Name of item: St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral and Chapter House
Other name/s: Saint Mary's Cathedral, St Marys Cathedral
Type of item: Complex / Group
Collection: Religion
Category: Cathedral
Location: College Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Local Govt: Sydney
Designer: William Wardell
Builder: Jacob Inder (Chapter House)
Constructed: 1866-1928
Current use: Place of worship and church functions
Former use: Aboriginal land, Government Domain