Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre
This modern and beautifully interpreted display showcases the life and architecture of priest and prolific architect Monsignor John Hawes, who arrived in the Mid West in 1915. Excerpts from Hawes’ diaries, endearing anecdotes and factual information paint a picture not only of Hawes’ extraordinary accomplishments but of the man behind the work. The Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre sits aside one of Hawes’ greatest masterpieces - Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral. The cathedral was one 16 buildings Hawes designed and saw constructed over 24 years in the Mid West, in what was to be remembered as his most prolific design period.