Kōrero: South Canterbury places

Waimate Basilica

Waimate Basilica

In the 19th century the Waimate district became home to a relatively high number of Irish Catholics. St Patrick’s Basilica was built in 1908–9 to a design by Francis Petre, replacing a previous church of the same name. In the handsome brick building are three Belgian-cast bells and a fine pipe organ.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Jock Phillips

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury places - Waimate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11496/waimate-basilica (accessed 7 December 2019)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, updated 17 Aug 2015