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The Oldest Church in Australia

The Oldest Church in Australia

This is supposedly the oldest church in Australia – 1809, which to many overseas people isn’t very old at all. We were settled by the British as a penal colony in only 1788 and this church, built 20 years later, would have been in a very rich agricultural area settled by free men to supply the still new town of Sydney. I don’t think the interior would have looked like this back then at all. I had a week in Sydney recently to catch up with friends and took myself on a four ferry trip crossing the Hawkesbury River four times to finally see an area of outer Sydney I had never been to before, very pleased that I did too.

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