St George’s Anglican Church in Hobart, Australia

St George’s Anglican Church was built in 1838 on Kermode’s Hill, the summit of Battery Point. Its Neo-Classical style and sandstone construction are still impressive. St George’s is one of 13 Tasmanian churches designed by John Lee Archer from 1828 through 1844 while he was the Colonial Architect for Van Diemen’s Land. The tower was added in 1847 based on the work of James Blackburn. He arrived in Hobart in 1833 as a convict for forgery and became a prolific architect in Hobart after being pardoned in 1841. The tower’s bright light helped so many sailors navigate the Derwent River at night that it became known as the Mariners’ Church. While admiring this historic landmark, look to your left to appreciate the parsonage dating form 1896.

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30 Cromwell St, Battery Point TAS 7004, Australia

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