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Old Invercargill – St. Mary’s Basilica (video)

Old Invercargill and Whats On Invers wanted to get behind the glorious history of our region with a new video series. Each episode, “Old Invercargill” will feature a new icon of yesteryear, highlighting the beauty of Southland.

St. Mary’s Basilica, Invercargill is a REAL Invercargill landmark. Opened on the 7th May 1905, it cost a mighty £11,000 to construct! Judging by the timeless result, it was money well spent. Rightfully recognised as a category 1 Historic Places Trust Act building, our basilica was most recently refurbished in 2007. With beautiful brickwork and the gorgeous Rose window to the south, St Mary’s Basilica is a true heritage building.

In real life and in our video, you’ll spot the graceful black backed gulls perching happily aboard the aluminium cross, over 40 metres above the lush green Otepuni Gardens 🙂

Do you have favourite memories of St Mary’s Basilica? Please share in the comments below 🙂

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