Guardian Angels Catholic Church

Stage Number: MBSH.04.02.11

Group: Eastern & Bay

Local Study Area: Wynnum-Wynnum West-Manly-Lota-Manly West

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 198 Bay Tce, Wynnum

Latitude & Longitude: -27.44593333,153.17610556

Time Link: 1905

Map Link: 1905

Image Time Point: 1905

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Built 1905, the architect was Richard Gailey. This was the first Roman Catholic Church to be constructed in the Wynnum district. In 1905, the Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane, George Dunne donated 1.5 acres of church land for the building of a permanent place of worship for Wynnum’s Catholics. This reflected the growing strength of the parish with fundraisings held to cover the building costs. The period between Federation (1901) and the first full year of the Great War (1915) saw the construction of a variety of religious buldings in Wynnum, reflecting that area’s progress and prosperity.


Brisbane City Council, Heritage Trail – Wynnum-Manly Series No.8 [1st Edition], (Brisbane: Brisbane City Council, 1991)

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MLMS. 8 chain series 1904–1917—Brisbane. 8 chains to the inch. Cadastral map of Brisbane and Suburbs sheet 7. MLMS 8 Chain