29 Jun 1865 - St Marys Cathedral destroyed by fire

#OnThisDay 29 June 1865 the first St Marys Cathedral in College Street, Sydney was destroyed by fire. All that remained of the original buildings was the Pugin facade and belltower along with part of the north-east transept. Plans for a new Cathedral were drawn up and the foundation stone was laid in December 1868. The Cathedral was finally finished in 1928.

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