Thursday, September 12, 2013

St. Peter's Eastern Hill

Across the street from St. Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne, this church was built 1846-47. The letters patent from Queen Victoria declaring Melbourne to city status in 1848 were read on the church's steps.

A wood engraving from between 1854 and 1860. The building was extended in both 1857 and 1876.

A Salviati mosaic reredos of The Last Supper from 1880 decorates the High Altar. This may be the same mosaic the Venice and Murano Company showed at the 1880 Melbourne Expo.

St. Peter's Eastern Hill
Ship of Fools
Anglican Church of Australia

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