St. Mary's Basilica, Invercargill

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St Mary's Basilica, Invercargill

St. Mary's Basilica is a Catholic Church in Invercargill, New Zealand. It was designed by the celebrated New Zealand architect, Francis Petre and was opened in 1905. The Basilica, named such because of its style of architecture, [1] is located near St Josephs school and the Otepuni Gardens. The building is listed as a Category I Historic Place.[2]


  1. ^ In Roman Catholic ecclesiastical terms, St Mary's Basilica is not a Minor basilica. See: List of minor basilicas in the world.
  2. ^ "St Mary's Basilica (Catholic)". Register of Historic Places. Heritage New Zealand. Retrieved 2008-07-08. 

Coordinates: 46°24′57″S 168°21′03″E / 46.415919°S 168.350946°E / -46.415919; 168.350946