St Mary's Star of the Sea Church


Heritage Council

Place Number



21 Johnston Carnarvon

Location Details

Cnr Rushton & Johnston Sts; Lot 337 on Plan 222239

Other Name(s)

Church of St Mary Star of the Sea Group
Church of St Mary’s

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1910

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
Heritage List Adopted 26 Feb 1988
Heritage List Adopted 23 Jun 2015
State Register Registered 17 Feb 2006 HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument, HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Classified by the National Trust Classified 27 May 1974
Register of the National Estate Indicative Place
Municipal Inventory Adopted 23 Jun 2015 Category 1


Generally in fair to good condition. The Presbytery (fmr) shows evidence of damage from rising damp and some vertical crackin on the external walls.


Name Type Year From Year To
Monsignor John Cyril Hawes, Architect - -
Summerhayes & Associates (convent) Architect 1966 -

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
5385 Conservation plan for St Mary's Star of the Sea Church, Carnarvon Western Australia. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 1997
519 Carnarvon. Book 1980
5671 St Mary's Star of the Sea Church Carnarvon : 2002 conservation works to roof (final report) Conservation works report 2002
9343 Assessment and report on Church of St Mary Star of the Sea Group, Carnarvon. Heritage Study {Other} 2009
7211 Images CD No. 36 : assessment images : Church of St Mary Star of the Sea Group, Carnarvon; Poinciana House, Marble Bar; Corunna Downs Station & Wartime Airbase; Gascoyne Research Station, Carnarvon. C D Rom 2004

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use RELIGIOUS Church, Cathedral or Chapel
Present Use RELIGIOUS Church Hall
Original Use RELIGIOUS Church, Cathedral or Chapel
Present Use RELIGIOUS Monastery or Convent
Present Use RELIGIOUS Housing or Quarters
Present Use EDUCATIONAL Combined School

Architectural Styles

Inter-War Free Classical
Victorian Georgian
Inter-War Romanesque

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Common Brick
Wall STONE Local Stone
Roof METAL Zincalume
Wall CONCRETE Concrete Block
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Domestic activities
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Education & science

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Last Update

13 Sep 2019


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