Collection Item 

Old St Phillip’s, Church Hill undated

By Unknown artist

St Phillip’s at Church Hill, with its distinctive, almost 50-foot high (15 metre) crenelated tower, stood near Lang Park from 1810 to 1856. Scots Church, seen in the background of this painting, was built in 1827.

This was the second St Phillip’s to be built in Sydney. The original St Phillip’s (the first church built in Australia), was a simple wattle and daub construction built five years after the arrival of the First Fleet, in 1793. It lasted only five years before being burnt down by convicts.

Governor Hunter laid the foundation stone for the second church in 1800, but the building was not consecrated until Christmas Day 1810.

Collection Item Type:
Oil on board
Call Number:
ML 456
Published date:
On display:
Exhibition Galleries
Copyright Information:

Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955

Please acknowledge: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

Display Location:
Exhibition Galleries

Historical Dates

Started 2024
Finished 2024
Started 2024
Finished 2024