Thomas Little Hall.

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Originally Church of the Immaculate Conception. Built due to the generosity of Irish immigrant Thomas Little, who donated land and materials with which to build a church and monastery. The foundation stone was laid on 25th March 1854 by Spanish pioneer missionary Bishop Salvado of New Norcia. This was the first country Catholic church to be built outside of Perth, W.A.'s capital. In use as a church until 1938, when the nearby new church became the consecrated district Catholic church. The hall was restored in 1979, dedicated and named after its original benefactor.

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Comments (17)

GasGasL€X on January 31, 2013

These churches are so photogenic.. I may not frequent them but I do appreciate the effort in the design, building & upkeep of them...

jockswa on January 31, 2013

I'm on your wavelength there GG. My religeous days are long gone but I still love the artistry of churches. Well, mostly. Thanks for the Lk..

Giannis Korilis on January 31, 2013

very meticulous picture. ... LIKE .... with friendly greetings pappous

⚔ Richard ⚔ on January 31, 2013

lovely information about this nice old church..Like..Regards Richard

Méry 3°人~°。 on January 31, 2013

Superbe photo ! Un sujet bien mis en valeur.

AIME --- ♡ n° 4

 Salutations de Cannes .fr

Méry_人~°。 BAVARIA

  • Et MERCI pour votre visite et gentil commentaire.
Stuart Smith on February 1, 2013


  • A classic historic church. Considering the year it was quite an accomplishment.
Carter Boswell on February 1, 2013

Wow that is an oldtimer, glad to see it kept up! With the buttresses along side it should stand forever. LIKE Cheers, Carter

ebi lutze on February 2, 2013

Hi Jockfrom the group A1-Unique Australia. As with so many little churches, you have to admire them. Often build with limited funds and still so beautifully finished. L. Regards Ebi

Cindy Breen on February 2, 2013

Very lovely Jock



InTheBush on February 2, 2013

It's a beauty Jock! Although you, GG & I should probably not enter at the same time, if you get my drift :-)))))

jockswa on February 4, 2013








Caroline (no no, together's good! We could pray for each other, especially on Lotto day :0 Picture that....)

Thank you all for the kind comments and Lks. It is a robust little building. And a church never got a better benefactor. The guy supplied the land and all the materials for the project, in kind.

Bassam Jayousi on February 4, 2013

Beautiful place, Great shot. Like

Greetings and best wishes, Bassam

jockswa on February 4, 2013

Thank you very much Bassam. I hope you are doing fine. All the best, Jock.

spencer baugh on February 22, 2013

Looks like a neat old building. I'm not very religious myself, but I sure love the old bits of architecture religions produce.

jockswa on February 22, 2013

I'm with you there Spencer. The only churches that don't really throw my switch are the modern ultra simple designs. This one really captures my imagination even with its old-time simplicity.

Thanasis Germanos on July 1, 2013

Beautiful church. LIKE Greetings Thanasis

jockswa on July 4, 2013

Thanasis, thank you for the kind comment and Lk. Regards, Jock.

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