Scots Church


This neo-Gothic church, tucked in between ever-rising buildings on the intersection of Pulteney Street and North Terrace, is Adelaide’s second oldest church (Holy Trinity Anglican Church being the oldest). Continue reading “Scots Church”


St John the Evangelist’s Anglican Church


The first white settler to arrive in Young was the aptly named James White an ex-convict who arrived in 1832. Having befriended Cobborn Jackie, a chief of the Waradjeri Aboriginal tribe, he secured a homestead site at Burrangong Creek, Young. White and his family lived here pretty much undisturbed until June 1860 when gold was found at one of his sheep camps – Lambing Flat. Continue reading “St John the Evangelist’s Anglican Church”

Church of St John the Baptist


The Anglican Church of St John the Baptist in the inner suburb of Reid is Canberra’s first church and actually pre-dates Canberra by around 70 years. The Church (with adjacent graveyard and school) are built on land donated by the Robert Campbell of Duntroon (one of the first European settlers on the Limestone Plains) to serve the spiritual, education and social needs of the pioneering farming community. A cradle to grave support. Continue reading “Church of St John the Baptist”