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Peter Makarthis

Holy Trinity, Greek Orthodox Church, Hobart, Tasmania

Holy Trinity Church is a grand, convict-built heritage-listed building in Hobart and dates from 1841 when the foundation stone was laid by Sir John Franklin (of North-West Passage fame). Standing proudly on a hilltop, Holy Trinity is Hobart's most prominent colonial structure and Christian landmark. For many historical, cultural and religious reasons it is one of the most important churches in Tasmania and Australia

Holy Trinity Church was designed as a place of Christian worship for the Church of England by convict architect James Blackburn, an Englishman who was transported to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in 1833 for forgery. The church is in the Gothic Revival style with cathedral-like proportions along a north-south axis and is regarded as perhaps his greatest work. It is convict built on a fine hilltop (Potter's Hill) with excellent townscape values.

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