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The cairn marks the original mark of the St Mary of the Angels church built in 1869 and 1879.  The original church was demolished in 1986.



Address:10 - 14 Mortlock Terrace, Church of St Mary of the Angels, Port Lincoln, 5606
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.724778
Long: 135.859109
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1996
Approx. Event End Date:2011


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 8th December, 2011
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This memorial cairn built of stones from the original buildings marks the site of the original St. Mary of the Angels Church and Presbytery built by Fr. M. Henderson, O. F. M. Cap., in 1869 / 70.

It ceased to be used as a Church and Presbytery in 1925 and in 1926 became St. Joseph`s Convent, School and Boarding School

From 1961 it was used as a youth centre, meeting rooms, Parish offices and St. Vincent DePaul Centre

Demolished January 1986

The new church which now stands on this site was built in 1986 the Sesquicentenary of South Australia

24 - 3 - 86

Opened and dedicated by Most Rev. F. P. DeCampo Bishop of Port Pirie

3 - 12 - 1985

Fr. L. I. Quinn - Parish Priest


Source: MA,PS
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au