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Plaque unveiled in memory of Edmund Blacket, architect of St Andrews Church. A smaller plaque unveiled in 1941 commemorates the interrment of the ashes of Mr Blacket and his wife in the cathedral.
Edmund Thomas Blacket (25 August 1817 – 9 February 1883) was an Australian architect, best known for his designs for the University of Sydney, St. Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney and St. Saviour's Cathedral, Goulburn.
Arriving in Sydney from England in 1842, at a time when the city was rapidly expanding and new suburbs and towns were being established, Blacket was to become a pioneer of the revival styles of architecture, in particular Victorian Gothic. He was the most favoured architect of the Church of England in New South Wales for much of his career, and between late 1849 and 1854 was the official "Colonial Architect to New South Wales".
A large congregation attended a memorial service at St. Andrew's Cathedral yesterday for Edmund T. Blacket, a noted architect, who died on February 9, 1883. Sixty reservations were made for the descendants. At noon on Saturday the cremated remains of Mr. Blacket and his wife were interred in the Cathedral. Archbishop Mowll, who preached, unveiled a tablet indicating the spot where the ashes were buried. The Great Hall of the University, the completed St. Andrew's Cathedral, Goulburn Cathedral, and numerous churches in city and country were enduring monuments to Mr. Blacket's skill, he said.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 1st December 1941.
|Address:||George & Bathurst Streets, St Andrews Cathedral , Sydney, 2000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.874017|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
BORN AUGUST 25 1817
DIED FEBy 9
Erected by the Chapter
of his services
to the Cathedral
(small plaque )
NEAR THIS PLACE REST THE ASHES OF
EDMUND THOMAS BLACKET
Architect Of This Cathedral
Who Died 9th February 1883. Aged 65
And Of His Wife
WHO DIED 15TH SEPTEMBER, 1869. AGED 51
They Were Buried In Balmain Cemetery And On The Cemetery
Being Made Into A Public Park, Their Ashes Were Reinterred
Here On The Eve Of St Andrews Day 1941.