40. St Peters Anglican Church - 1928

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The first Anglican services in Broken Hill were conducted in the Bijou Theatre in Oxide Street in 1886. 

The original Anglican church was erected on this site in 1888, then rebuilt in 1903. The current concrete church was again rebuilt after storm damage in 1922, and it was opened in May 1928 by the Governor of NSW, Sir Dudley de Chair.  

The memorial stone from the original church is set in the north wall of the building, which is still in use. This is the third building in Broken Hill to be dedicated to St. Peter and, when rebuilt, was said to be the largest single-pour concrete building in the southern hemisphere.

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