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The Lancet window in the north transept commemorates the centenary of St George`s Cathedral.  The window was given by The Friends and congregation, with a donation from the Federal Government.

In 1878, Edward Blackett he was approached by Bishop Parry and others to design a new Cathedral for Perth and in 1879 his plans were accepted and work began on 1 October. Blacket died on 9 February 1883 and did not see the completed Cathedral, the only example of his work in Western Australia.

Work began on the cathedral in 1879 with the Foundation Stone being laid on November 2nd 1880 by the Governor, Sir William Robinson. This stone is on the North East corner (outside the North transept).

The Cathedral is built in English Victorian Gothic Revival style. It is built of bricks made from clay from what is now called Queen’s Gardens and stone trimmings (quarried at Rottnest Island). The Cathedral was opened and consecrated by Bishop Parry, the second Bishop of Perth, on 15 November 1888.






Address:38 St Georges Terrace, North Transept, St George`s Cathedral, Perth, 6000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.955884
Long: 115.861158
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:Culture
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au