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Designed by: Henry Hunter in 1880

Carved by: Bernard Molloy

Originally installed: 1881 as part of the High Altar

Dismantled and removed from the Cathedral in: 1950s

Set upon a base constructed and finished by: Heritage Stone, Tasmania

Designed by: Sidney Rofe

Installed in St Mary's Cathedral: 2022


History preserved

The tabernacle is set into a canopy of pure white Ross stone, which is the exposition throne of the original High Altar, removed by Archbishop Young in the 1950s as part of the last significant works to the Cathedral’s interior. It was carved in Hobart in 1880 by Bernard Molloy to the design of Henry Hunter.


It now sits upon a new and substantial construction crafted from Mount White sandstone matching the Cathedral’s new altar to a design by architect Sidney Rofe. Weighing almost 2 tonnes the new tabernacle base was constructed and finished by Tasmanian stone masons, Heritage Stone.


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