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Our Lady of Victories Church was constructed by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane as a memorial to Roman Catholic soldiers and sailors who lost their lives during World War One. The dedication of the opening ceremony was performed by Archbishop Duhig on the 26th April 1925.
The foundation stone for the Church was laid on the 24th August 1919 by the Apostolic Delegate, the Reverend cattanoe in front of a huge gathering. Archbishop Duhig gifted the deeds of the site ,worth £1500, at the ceremony free from all encumberance. A vote of thanks to the Apostolic Delegate was moved by The Honourable A.J. Thynne who pointed out that 12,000 Australian Catholic Soldiers had died in the war.
The Catholic Press (NSW ), 4th September 1919.
|Address:||29 Cintra Road, Bowen Hills, 4006|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.445833|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Monument Designer:||T.R Hall & G.G. Prentice|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 24th August, 1919|
THIS FIRST STONE
CHURCH of OUR LADY of VICTORIES
To the GLORY of GOD
And in Memory of
The CATHOLIC SAILORS & SOLDIERS of QUEENSLAND
Who Fought and Died in The
GREAT EUROPEAN WAR 1914-1919
Was Blessed and Laid By
H.E.MOST REV.B.CATTANEO D.D., LL.D.
24th August 1919
Late Chaplain A.I.F Pastor