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The painting commemorates the centenary of the arrival in Australia of the Carmelites.

On the 16th April, 1881,  Irish Carmelites Joseph Butler, Ignatius Carr, Patrick Shaffrey, Brocard Leybourne and Hilarion Byrne arrived in Port Adelaide aboard the SS Liguria to begin the Australian Mission. It was Holy Saturday that year and the Prior of the Mission, Joseph Butler, continued on to Gawler the same day to celebrate his first Mass in Australia on Easter Sunday.


Address:Parnell & Porter Streets, St Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Gawler, 5277
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.596856
Long: 138.741545
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Art
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event Start Date:16-April-1881
Actual Event End Date:16-April-1981


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 15th May, 1981
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Presented to the Parish of Sts Peter & Paul, Gawler, by the Carmelites on the occasion of the centenary of their arrival in  Australia.

15. 5. 1981

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