Churches

The Church of Our Lady of Fatima has very high historic significance for its connection with the provision of much needed educational services by the Presentation Sisters to the local Catholic community, and later as a church for religious services. The Church-School and adjacent Convent have further historic value for their close association with renowned Priest-Architect Monsignor John Hawes, who designed both buildings, and local builder Enrico Boschetti, who constructed them. The church building has considerable aesthetic value as a fine Inter-War Romanesque style stone building characterised by its robust form and decorative detailing. Together with the nearby Anglican Church, the buildings combine to form a pleasing cultural environment.

Churches

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St Luke’s Anglican Church is located to the south of the town of Nanson and set in an elevated position to the east of the Chapman Valley Road. A gravel track loops around the building which is located in a natural bushland setting.

The church is of local stone construction and features a contrasting darker stone base up to floor level (black/brown), with lighter stone (ochre/cream) above. The building has a gable concrete tile roof. Typical of other churches in the region built in the same period, the church is simple in form and detailing. A projecting entry portico to the west is accessible via several concrete steps. Round headed arched casement windows have concrete sills.

There is a small rainwater tank to the south side of the church. The site commands panoramic views of the local countryside.

Anglican Church

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Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

In 1963 Monsignor Owen O’Connor was appointed Parish Priest of Northampton and it was at this time that the idea of building a church in Yuna developed. A planned giving programme was organised and together with a generous donation of grain, enabled the church to be constructed. Charles Taylor donated the land and local parishioners donated their time. On 22 October 1967 the church, Our Lady Queen of Peace, was blessed and opened by the Most Reverend F.X. Thomas DD, Bishop of Geraldton. Both Anglican and Catholic Church services were conducted in this building.

Churches

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