Story: Waikato region

Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Hamilton East (3rd of 3)

Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Hamilton East

The significant Irish population in Hamilton East from the 1860s led to the establishment of Roman Catholic institutions there, including a church, convent and girls’ school. This modern cathedral was dedicated in 1980 and refurbished in 2008.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - Politics and social change', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 1 Jul 2015