ST. SAVIOUR’S CATHEDRAL
This Cathedral (named after St. Saviour) dominates the view as you walk up the slight hill of Montague Street. Built out of white Marulan (nearby historic town) freestone which has weathered to golden, it is an impressive sight that can been seen from all over Goulburn.
Queen Victoria established the Anglican Diocese of Goulburn on the 14th March 1863, making Goulburn, “AUSTRALIA’S 1ST INLAND CITY.”
Construction of the Cathedral & Parish Hall commenced in 1874.
The Cathedral was built around the old St Saviour's Church and was completed in 1884. At that time it was without the spire and bells which had been included in the design, these were added in 1988, ( quite recently), financed by fundraising and a $1 million Bicentennial Grant.
The bricks of the old church now form the floor of the Cathedral.
Some old graves of bishops and deans and their wives are located in the grounds.
The Cathedral is recognized as one of the most beautiful Gothic Cathedrals in Australia. and is listed by the National trust.
Guided tours can be taken, so either do this, or just have a look on your own at the beautiful stained glass windows, the detailed stone carvings, and the magnificent Organ.
OPEN 10 – 4PM DAILY
I never promised you..........
...a rose garden. Indeed, this Bicentennial effort graces one of the numerous parks. Though slightly past its best when I viewed it, it still created a favourable impression.
Of course, in 2006 Goulburn was still suffering from the ravages of drought and the park itself was in poor shape generally but at least the roses were being looked after to a degree.
I've included three close-ups and two overviews here to try and give you some idea of the many varieties that are on show.
It's opposite Goulburn High School in Clifford Street and is officially titled the Quota Club of Goulburn Bicentennial Rose Garden, part of Victoria Park.
It was established with donations from Goulburn Families and in memory of deceased Quotarians and friends and was opened on 20th November, 1988.
The garden is at its best in spring and in early March for the annual Celebration of Heritage, Jazz & Roses
Driving around “AUSTRALIA’S 1ST INLAND CITY”
If you have a car, make sure you drive around the city, as this is where you will see the very old Australian heritage Cottages.
There is so much history in this City, so many old buildings, such as the historic Waterworks that were built in 1885, with the steam operated pumping facility which provided Goulburn’s 1st reticulated water supply. It is the only complete, workable steam powered municipal water supply in its original location in the Southern Hemisphere.
It can be visited on Sunday, Monday & Tuesdays from 10 -3pm. It’s located at the Marsden Weir, off Fitzroy street, Goulburn.
The St. Clair folk museum was built in 1843, is one of Goulburns oldest buildings.
Bradley Grange & Brewery, also from the 1830’s, is ‘AUSTRALIA’S OLDEST SURVIVING INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX & BREWERY.”
This is open daily from 11am and is located at 23-31 Bungonia Road, Goulburn.
There are so many old buildings, too many to mention, just take the time to take the drive! We did, saw so much, and missed many as you really need to stay in Goulburn to see all that this City has to offer
Goulbourn - A place I'd love to explore more!
"No pictures No history Just a Coach Dinner stop"
I wish I could tell you a lot about Goulburn because I know it has lots of history attached. However, after 7 years my memory of the details has faded, and anything I could write would be plagerized from someplace else. I stopped in Goulburn on day coach/bus tour from Sydney to Canberra. We had our dinner stop at a restaurant by the shop The Great? Big? Merino. Dinner was ok nothing special nothing horrid, and there was a great gift shop there where I bought a lovely opal pendant on a necklace. The chain was cheap - turned my neck black - but the opal is something that I love and wear daily.