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Our Lady of Victories Church
Our Lady of Victories Church

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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.

 

 

Location

Address:29 Cintra Road, Bowen Hills, 4006
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.445833
Long: 153.040556
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:T.R Hall & G.G. Prentice

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 24th August, 1919
Front Inscription

          THIS FIRST STONE
                    of the
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.
           Apostolic Delegate
           24th August 1919
                                                 Rev E.S.Barry
                                         Late Chaplain A.I.F Pastor

 

Source: MA
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