Holy Cross Presentation Convent - Daylesford, Victoria
Posted by: themd
S 37° 20.502 E 144° 08.888
55H E 247364 N 5863405
Quick Description: Now more commonly known as the Convent Gallery and used as a wedding reception/service, cafe and art gallery. The convent was founded in 1892.
Location: Victoria, Australia
Date Posted: 7/8/2010 3:20:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM9798
The presentation sisters arrived in Daylesford 1892 from Melbourne lead by Mother Byrne. There mission was to create 'a source of light and edification'. The convent was constructed upon Wombat Hill and offered education and religion.
In 1973 after the close of the boarding school the sisters offered the building as a community centre for the district. Then in 1988 sadly the property was placed on the market after falling into disrepair.
The property has been wonderfully restored and turned into its present form of a cultural art gallery.
Full name of the abbey/monastery/convent: Holy Cross Presentation Convent
Corner of Hill and Daly Streets
Daylesford, Vic Australia
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Date founded/constructed: 1882
Web Site: [Web Link]
Status of Use: Converted to Other Use
Describe your visit, including the date, with as much detail as possible, AND contribute at least ONE PHOTO, original, different from those already in the gallery, if possible.