St. Johns Cathedral, Ann Street, Brisbane - Brisbane, QLD

St. Johns Cathedral, Ann Street, Brisbane

Occupying a commanding position on the heights overlooking Petrie Bight, is probably the finest of Brisbane's ecclesiastical buildings. The foundation stone was laid by King George V when he visited Australia in 1901 as Duke of Cornwall and York. The Cathedral was designed in the twelfth-century English Gothic style by J. L. Pierson, R.A., who was responsible for Truro Cathedral.

Within the cathedral grounds is The Deanery, which was built for Dr Hobbs, one of the earliest medical practitioners in Queensland. In 1859, the house was rented as a residence for the first Governor, Sir George Ferguson Bowen, while the first official Government House was being built.


Ann St
Brisbane, QLD, 4000