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Old November 25th, 2004, 11:31 PM   #41
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^ the cross went on when the builder climbed to the top after stonework was complete.pretty hairy stuff
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Old November 26th, 2004, 12:13 AM   #42
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I agree, Geelong should become its own Diocese especially with such a large poopulation and wonderul cathedral, oops, church!

And Mr C, according to the 2004 Official Catholic Directory in my office, Sts Peter & Pauls is not a Cathedral.

And according to the official web site www.cangoul.catholic.org.au

"Ss. Peter and Paul's, the former cathedral of the archdiocese..."

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Old November 26th, 2004, 03:44 AM   #43
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There are some interesting photos of St Mary's Geelong under construction at this address : http://users.pipeline.com.au/stmarys/history.htm

I couldn't find any confirmed dimensions but it looks like it is about 200 feet long. Another problem when comparing dimensions is that some are internal dimensions and others are external:

I have always felt (having been an alter boy at both) that St Mary's Star of The Sea, West Melbourne seemed larger than St Ignatiius Richmond; the only info I have been able to find are;

West Melbourne: (all inner dimensions) length 175 feet, transcept length, 94 feet, transcept width 36 feet nave & aisles 68 feet, floor to ceiling height 60 feet;

Richmond: (all external dimensions) length 206 feet, nave & aisle width 64 feet, transcept length 104 feet, floor to roof ridge 65 feet.

What are the dimensions mentioned above for other churches; are they internal or external dimensions?
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Old November 26th, 2004, 05:21 AM   #44
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i have compiled a detailed list of largest 60 churches/cathedrals in Australia. took me years. most dimensions are internal.
my dimensions are from outer wall to outer wall. true measurements!
St Marys in Geelong is 67m long /220ft) x 38.5m 126ft) wide (transepts).
St marys in west melbourne is a great building. ive been sent many detailed photos plus plans for a model i did.
It measures 60m long x 32.5m wide.
St Ignatious is also huge! 62m long x 32m wide.
all these 3 are about same size. hard to dicifer which is larger. volume? ext all are approx 1,800sqm.
even Darwins St marys is over 200ft long (62m).
Ive found with my research that alot of big churches in Australia reach 150ft or 45m long. this seemed a good length to house the worshippers ect and was a typical plot of land in the CBD.. Some reach 200ft/61m long and only a few 75m/250ft+.
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Old November 26th, 2004, 07:54 AM   #45
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Aren't we forgetting one?



St Peters In Adelaide?
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Old November 26th, 2004, 09:41 AM   #46
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Didn't do the Anglican list today. Sorry.
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Old November 26th, 2004, 09:45 AM   #47
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Francis Xavier Cathedral, Adelaide. You'll notice the cleaner appearance of the top of the belltower - it was extended a bit under 10 years ago. It was originally planned for that height, but the money ran dry during construction.



Digging around my hard drive for St Peters now.

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Old November 26th, 2004, 11:22 AM   #48
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Adelaide has some amazing churches. In the 1860's Adelaide had some of Australia's tallest structures being these tall churches. St Andrews and original maughan church were 150ft tall but had to be pulled down after the 1954 quake.
The St Francis xavier in adelaide now has its 36m tall tower. i really wish the 60m spire would complete the design but cant see it.
St peters is so slim with unusual 42m high lantern and original front of church.

the 40m high bethlehem lutheran church on Flinders st has a unique spire.>
it was built 1872 with bluestone and stucco


the Holy trinity church is old eccelastical bldg in SA.dates from 1845.
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Old November 26th, 2004, 11:40 AM   #49
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Sorry if this has already been posted, but here's a top site on Australian cathedrals:

http://www.ccinsurances.com.au/cathedrals/index.html
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Old November 26th, 2004, 12:03 PM   #50
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one of the few bldgs to survive Cyclone Tracy!
the bunker- like St marys in darwin.
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Old December 20th, 2004, 07:18 AM   #51
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St Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral

5 Gisborne Street, Melbourne
Architects: 1858–1869 William Wardell (nave and aisles);
1860-97 William Wardell (transepts, sanctuary, chapels and sacristy);
1936-40 WP Conolly and GW Vanheems (three spires & west porch remodeling);
1989-96 Falkinger Andronas P/L (restoration)

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Below are photographs I’ve taken myself of the mighty St. Pats.









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Old December 20th, 2004, 10:28 AM   #52
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Thanks Coll, one the mightest cathedrals in Australia although Cull always reckons St Marys in Sydney is better.
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Old December 20th, 2004, 12:50 PM   #53
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^ hey i didnt say better, i just like it. its longer and designed by same architect. (W Wardell). love the Blusetone.
both a great buildings!
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Took this one god knows when:

St Pete's



original size:


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Old December 21st, 2004, 01:22 AM   #55
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^ hey i didnt say better, i just like it. its longer and designed by same architect. (W Wardell). love the Blusetone.
both a great buildings!
LOL. 'It's longer'

i do like too, it's a great looking building.

but going on yr theory, patties is wider and much taller so...

in all seriousness, i think they are the two best examples in the country, its just a question of which u like more.

but i just love the shear height of patties spires.

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Old May 23rd, 2005, 08:57 AM   #56
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 10:36 AM   #57
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another one of the great cathedrals in OZ. The 3rd highest spire at 86m belongs to Bendigos Sacred heart cathedral.
The 36m spire of the uniting church even looks small compared, located at right/

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can anyone guess this cathedral interior?

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Old December 11th, 2006, 12:29 AM   #59
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one of my fav oz cathedrals. the Sacred heart Catholic cathedral in bendigo.
It has such a prominent location. Its striking central spire is 30 years old next year and is 3rd highest in OZ!






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Old December 11th, 2006, 12:11 PM   #60
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Brisbane doesn't have any big cathederals - many of Queenslands regional centers do have much bigger cathederals than Brisbane though. Ipswich has the biggest cathederal in SEQ.

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Um...wrong...both of Brisbanes Cathedrals are larger than the cathedral in Ipswich. Both St Stephen's and St John's can hold approximately 1000 people. St John's also has a four manual pipe organ (approx 5000 pipes) and st stephen's a three manual organ (2500 pipes). St Stephens's has one of the finest collections of stained glass in Australia and St John's has the largest stone vault in the Southern Hemisphere. Both very significant Cathedral...you might like to visit one sometime.
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