AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Monday, January 7, 2013

St George the Martyr

This is St George the Martyr Anglican church at Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula.
The church was designed by Albert Purchas and built in 1863-6.
Purchas also designed the St George Uniting Church in St Kilda (1877-1880); was architect and surveyor to the Melbourne General Cemetery and designer of the Boroondara (Kew, Camberwell and Hawthorn areas) Cemetery from 1864.
In 1889, Purchas designed the cast iron entrance gates to the Boroondara Cemetery.
NOTE: It is claimed that St George church at Queenscliff is a pastiche of the 12th-13th century medieval church of St Giles in Skelton village north of Yorkshire. Ref: HERE

Sacred little world
Gathering of yesterdays
Spun in a building

A monochrome view of St George's old School Hall (or Parish Hall) is on my Saturday 5.1.13 post.

With the demise of Mellow Yellow Monday, I have now begun
Monday Mellow Yellows
First post and links available HERE!

Linking to:
Mellow Yellow Monday (last time!)
Monday Mellow Yellows (first time!)
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Kim, USA said...

That is a charming church! ^_^


Norma Ruttan said...

lovely church, even though it's yellow
so St. George was a martyr, did not know that!

Jennifer said...

I joined the new MYM! My post is up! These are great, btw! I'm also a new follower to your blog!

Gattina said...

Beautiful old church in a rather new country !
Thank you for starting a new Yellow theme !

RNSANE said...

Lovely little glad you are continuing the yellow theme to cheer up Mondays. Mine is at:

EG CameraGirl said...

Interesting in yellow! Lovely shaped arches on the tower.

Lina Gustina said...

Elegant church.

Liza said...

It's beautiful. Have a fabulous week!

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Anonymous said...

What a lovely and charming church ... and it's yellow!! :)
Thank you for sharing, and taking up the helm of the yellow meme!!
Wishing you a great week!!

Gary said...

Impressive Church. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful church and I love the color! Wonderful capture for the day, Gemma! Hope you have a great week!

Fun60 said...

Quite a contrast of an old church in that bright colour. Enjoyed reading about it.

Carver said...

That's a very beautiful church. There is something about it that appeals to me.



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