St Patrick's Cathedral, Ballarat

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St Patrick's Cathedral, Ballarat is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.[1] The cathedral was built between 1857 and 1871 designed by local architects Shaw and Dowden but was based on a design of English architect Charles Hansom.[2]

The foundation stone was laid on 7 February 1858 by Bishop James Alipius Goold, with the first Mass being celebrated in 1863. The official opening was in 1871.


Coordinates: 37°33′44″S 143°51′07″E / 37.56211°S 143.85204°E / -37.56211; 143.85204