C1872

Church of the Immaculate Conception, Abbotsford.

Colonial engraving of the Good Shepherd Chapel at Abbotsford, Victoria. In 1863, four Good Shepherd Sisters sailed from France to Melbourne to provide support and safe housing for women and girls experiencing hardship and exclusion. The Sisters found a suitable … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Church of the Immaculate Conception, Abbotsford.

Date:

C1872

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

115mm 
x 73mm
AUTHENTICITY
Church of the Immaculate Conception, Abbotsford. - Antique View from 1872

Genuine antique
dated:

1872

Description:

Colonial engraving of the Good Shepherd Chapel at Abbotsford, Victoria.

In 1863, four Good Shepherd Sisters sailed from France to Melbourne to provide support and safe housing for women and girls experiencing hardship and exclusion. The Sisters found a suitable site in Abbotsford. The Abbotsford Convent was officially opened on 25 August 1863 and the Good Shepherd community began to grow. By 1869 it was recognised that a church was needed to accommodate the large community of Sisters and all the women and girls living at the Convent. Originally known as the Church of the Immaculate Conception, the Chapel was designed by Mr Thomas A Kelly, modelled on the mother house of the Good Shepherd Sisters in Angers, France. The foundation stone was laid in 1870 and the building was officially opened on 30 April 1871. It is the second oldest building in the Abbotsford Convent precinct.

From the original edition of the Illustrated Australian News.

Albert Charles Cooke (1836 - 1902)

Cooke was a painter, engraver, draughtsman and illustrator. Throughout his career he worked for many of the Illustrated newspapers, such as the Illustrated Sydney News, Illustrated Australian News, The Australasian Sketcher and The Leader. He was also well known for a series of birds eye views of a number of Australian cities and towns.

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