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St Johns, Parramatta, New South Wales

St John's Cathedral is located is the oldest church site in Australia in continuous use. Its foundation stone was laid by Governor Hunter 1797. On 9 November 1802 Governor King declared that the church being built at Parramatta would be named as St John in honour of the former governor, John Hunter. Constructed on swampy land the church suffered from subsidence and between 1810 and 1817 major repairs were carried out and in 1819 the towers were added to the church. In 1841 the church was heavily damaged in a severe storm and funds were raised to begin a program of major restoration.


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