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  • John Donnelly 1 year

    One of my earliest happy memories was the day my mother had me seated just inside the door of the Goulburn cathedral to attend Mass that was celebrated by several priests including her brother, Fr. Placid Millay who she pointed out to me.
    “That’s Uncle Tom!” I was excited to recognise him. He was one of the Passionist priests who had assisted us to move to a home in Kenmore, across the road from the military hospital where soldiers were returning from Egypt. That led to an outbreak of polio that was then called Infantile paralysis. That was my next adventure. Before my Dad returned from his assignment to Queensland, my mother was driven to Goulburn hospital every day by a very generous man, Michael Carron. I am sure a lot of Goulburn’s families were supported by Mr. Carron in those hard times. I would be happy to see him remembered in this time of remembering the important times at the cathedral in the times of the wars.

  • Robert Parkinson 1 year

    I have visited the magnificent Cathedral on many occasions and regard it as of great heritage significance. Now that restoration is complete I hope to see the results in the not too distant future, especially the Stations of the Cross which have attracted much so much favourable comment. I have been privileged to play the Hill and Son grand organ which was installed in 1890, a year after the famous Hill organ in Sydney Town Hall. The Organ Historical Trust of Australia considers the Goulburn instrument to be one of the finest-sounding and best preserved organs in Australia. The local Catholic community and the Archdiocese of Canberra-Goulburn are to be commended on the restoration, not only of St Peter and Paul’s Old Cathedral, but its many treasures.