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Robe Catholic Church
Title : Robe Catholic Church Robe Catholic Church
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Creator : Loren, Marisa G.
Source : Loren, Marisa G., PRG 1270/2 vol. 3, p. 350, no. 1
Date of creation : 2000
Format : Photograph
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Description :
Julian Tenison-Woods commissioned the building of the Robe Catholic Church in 1859, although Father O'Connor was responsible for the church being built. Along with the churches at Morphett Vale and Penola, it is one of the three oldest Catholic churches in South Australia. From the 1870s to the 1880s the present sacristy was a convent used by the Josephite nuns, and Mary MacKillop taught for a time in the church-run school. The building is of local sandstone. It was extensively renovated in 1977.
Related names :

MacKillop, Mary, 1842-1909

O'Connor, M.

Tenison-Woods, J.E. (Julian Edmund), 1832-1889

St Mary Star of the Sea Church (Robe, S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 2000
Place : Robe (S. Aust.)
Region : South East
Further reading :
'Church re-opens', Southern cross, 15 April 1977, p. 2
Press, Margaret. Julian Tenison Woods: 'father founder', North Blackburn, Vic.: Collins Dove, 1994



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