Photographer's Note

St James Church,
St James Anglican Church at Blakiston, near
Littlehampton in the Adelaide Hills, is one of the State's earliest Anglican Churches. Of the several Anglican churches built in South Australia between 1837 and 1847, only St James Church and Holy Trinity in North Terrace, Adelaide, remain. St James, was completed in 1847, and remains virtually as constructed, complete with its graveyard and rectory. The later belltower contains one of the oldest bells cast in South Australia.

Not only is there intact physical evidence of the religious life of the early settlers of the Blakiston district in the site itself, but also a documentary legacy in the form of diaries and letters of the original minister and Francis Davison (founder of Blakiston), newspaper articles and an early watercolour of the interior of the church painted by the noted early South Australian artist, ST Gill in
the late 1840s.

St James provides a very intact example of an early Anglican church group which gives a clear insight into early building craftsmanship and the priorities of the Colony’s early settlers.

Report by Sarah Laurence

The Photo:
Some of you may notice that I have a new camera. This is one of the first photos I have taken with it. I resized, sharpened, adjusted brightness and contrast a little and cloned some posts and a chain out from the foreground. Any critiques good or bad will be appreciated.


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