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St John the Baptist Cathedral

Author

Heritage Council

Place Number

01317
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Location

Lot 89 Maritana St Kalgoorlie

Location Details

40 (38?) Brookman St

Other Name(s)

St John's Church

Local Government

Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Region

Goldfields

Construction Date

Constructed from 1908

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
RHP - To be assessed Current 13 Aug 2004

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 09 Jul 2001 Category 2

Category 2

The place is considered to have a high level of significance to the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and valued by the local community. Maximum encouragement to conserve the significance of the place should be provided to the owner under the town planning scheme.

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Register of the National Estate Indicative Place

Classified by the National Trust Classified 11 Jun 1973

Anglican Church Inventory YES 31 Jul 1996

Statement of Significance

St John the Baptist Church has historic significance for being the Cathedral of the Kalgoorlie Anglican Dioceses from the Dioceses' creation in 1914 until its absorption into the Perth Dioceses in 1973, and as such, is reflective of the rise and fall of the Anglican community of Kalgoorlie, over the course of the 20th century; and,

Physical Description

St John the Baptist Church is a double volume Federation Gothic style, church located on Maritana Street and set back a short distance from the street boundary. It incorporates fine Gothic details such as a hammerbean roof, Corinthian style columns, lancet arches, fine stained glass and marble font

History

Kalgoorlie's first Anglican church was a timber building constructed in 1896 on a site adjacent to St John the Baptist Church. The Anglican community grew significantly in the 1890s and 1900s due to the Gold Boom, and in 1909 the timber church was replaced by the current church building. In 1914 it became a Cathedral when the Kalgoorlie Anglican Diocese was created. It reverted back to being a church again in 1973 after the Kalgoorlie Diocese was reabsorbed into the Diocese of Perth.

Condition

Good - needs some restoration works (drainage)

Associations

Name Type Year From Year To
Tom Roberts (St Johns Church) Architect 1908 -

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
6977 St. John the Baptist Old Cathedral, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2004

Place Type

Individual Building or Group

Uses

Epoch General Specific
Present Use RELIGIOUS Church, Cathedral or Chapel
Original Use RELIGIOUS Church, Cathedral or Chapel

Architectural Styles

Style
Federation Gothic

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Religion

Creation Date

30 May 1989

Publish place record online (inHerit):

Approved

Last Update

01 Jan 2017

Disclaimer

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