May 26, 2013

St Patrick's Cathedral Downtown Auckland

Not long after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 Bishop Pompallier travelled south to Auckland. In 1841 he received a grant of land from Governor Hobson for a Catholic church here in Wyndham Street. A small wooden church school was erected in 1842 and was soon replaced by a substantial stone church which became New Zealand's     first Cathedral Church in 1848.

No comments:

Post a Comment