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Photograph - Colour - Former Barkly Street Uniting Church, Ballarat, 2015

From the Collection of Ballarat Heritage Services PO Box 2209 Bakery Hill Post Office Victoria

Description
A number of colour photographs of the interior of the Barkly Street Uniting Church taken while the church was offered for sale.
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Object Registration
00092
Keywords
barkly street uniting church, barkly street methodist church, world war one, world war one memorial, stained glass, soldier, religion, church
Historical information
The World War One windows in the Barkly Street Uniting Church resulted from a request made in 1919 from the Barkly Street Young Men's Club who raised money to pay for the project. The window was designed by the Fisher Company, and was unveiled on 14 March 1920 at a total cost of 171 pounds 10 shillings.

The windows are considered to be one of the most remarkable war memorial windows in Victoria, and the 1800s English Gothic-style front facade is believed to be protected by a City of Ballarat heritage overlay. Historical experts believe the windows were designed by renowned stained-glass window-maker William Montgomery. The centre window depicts a young soldier bearing an Anzac badge underneath the British and Australian flags. The image of the solider is surrounded by 24 crosses, a single dove and a bugle.
When Made
07/04/2015
Made By
Clare Gervasoni (Maker)
Last updated
18 Aug 2019 at 2:21PM