No. 845 - Lutana - Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church (1964-2006)

Lutana is a northern suburb of Hobart located on the western shore of the Derwent River and adjacent to the Risdon zinc smelter and refinery. Lutana was originally called Risdon Rise. Following a naming competition run by the Electronic Zinc Company in 1920, when building their new housing estate, the name Lutana was chosen. Lutana is an aboriginal work for ‘moon’.

Our Lady of Victories is one of a handful of Tasmanian churches specifically dedicated as a memorial to men and women who served Australia during wartime. In 1961 Archbishop Guilford Young formed the new Lutana-Goodwood Parish as a separate parish out of the larger Moonah Parish. Our Lady of Victories was built on a site at Ashbolt Crescent. The Church was blessed and opened on 5th April 1964. A side chapel commemorated Archdeacon T. J. O’Donnell, the first permanent priest of the area.

However the new Lutana-Goodwood parish was to be short-lived. On 26th May 2002 Archbishop Adrian Doyle reunited the Lutana with Moonah forming the Moonah-Lutana Parish. A little over four years later, on 31st December 2006, Our Lady of Victories Church was closed. The church was later sold and is currently the premises for Southern ITF Taekwon-Do.

Additional information about this church is most welcome as all articles are continually updated. I can be contacted through this page or my Facebook page "Churches of Tasmania" which is linked here: Churches of Tasmania.


St Therese Of Lisieux Moonah Lutana Parish:


Popular posts from this blog

Welcome to Churches of Tasmania

No. 624 - Dunalley - St Martin's Anglican Church - "In grateful memory of the men who fought in the Great War"

No. 592 - Gretna - St Mary the Virgin - "Worthy of Imitation"