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Laying the foundation stone of Christchurch’s Catholic cathedral

Laying the foundation stone of Christchurch’s Catholic cathedral

Crowds at the laying of the foundation stone of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Barbadoes St, in February 1901. The area around Barbadoes St was a significant enclave of Christchurch’s Irish Catholics.

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Jock Phillips, 'Irish - Culture and politics before 1911', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/61/laying-the-foundation-stone-of-christchurchs-catholic-cathedral (accessed 16 February 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015