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First Church

  • 5th June 1898: foundation stone laid for the ‘Church of the Holy Rosary’;
  • Faced Given Terrace;
  • Approximately aligned to the space occupied by the present church;
  • Blessed and opened on 11th December 1898;
  • Pine chamfer boards for the walls + timber floor + iron roof;
  • 30’wide x 56′ in length;
  • Building cost f500;
  • ln 1908 this building was used as church and school;

Second Church

  • l0th March L9O7:foundation stone laid;
  • 23’d June 1097: blessed and opened;
  • Constructed with timber: iron bark and pine;
  • Gothic arched building + rose window;
  • Measured 40′ x 50′ at a cost of f 1,000
  • Designed by J F Burley and built by M Ferguson;
  • 1910 a new Choir Gallery was added;
  • 1912 a new altar installed;

Third Church: Sacred Heart Church

  • 17th June 1917: foundation stone laid;
  • 15th June 1918: blessed and opened;
  • Quotation: to cost f8,000;
  • Brick construction: 50′ x 72′ in length / aligned North-South;
  • Designed by George M H Addison: [Who designed the Brisbane Exhibition Building (Old Museum – (lndo-Saracenic / Victorian Romanesque or Federation) and the
    Albert Street Methodist Church (Gothic Revival)]
  • Building constructed by F J Corbett;
  • Design described as ‘Byzantine / Romanesque;
  • Altar constructed in wood and elevated by 5 steps;
  • The gallery over the entrance featured three
    sections: sisters, choir and public;
  • Pipe Organ: 1884 by Walker and Sons, London for St Mark’s Anglican Church, Warwick, where it was installed by W H Paling / single manual and pedal /sold by Whitehouse, Brisbane to Sacred Heart Parish, Rosalie and installed in the
    gallery in 1925 / in L976 the organ was moved to the right side of the ‘sanctuary’ by Bert Jarrett who also undertook a restoration in 1982 lthe organ remains essentially as designed and built by Walker / the pedal Bourdon 15′ and the Open Diapason 8′ are unenclosed, with all other ranks enclosed in a swell box.

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