alt 1984-1991

Bishop Barry James Hickey, the seventh bishop was the first to be born in the Geraldton Diocese, at Leonora.‚‚  The second to be consecrated in Geraldton Cathedral, he was 48 years of age and had been a Perth priest for 26 years.‚‚  His seven years in charge of Geraldton Diocese saw the completion of the Cathedral Presbytery,‚‚  the construction of the adjacent cathedral centre the final consecration of the cathedral.‚‚  The sudden death, in Perth, of his predecessor resulted in him being called also to head to Perth Arch-Diocese.