African coast ‘the Virgin Mary is frequently depicted as a black woman!’.149
Another subject in which various racialrepresentations were readily
apparent in stained glass, and which was particularly designed to represent the inclusivity of the Christian church in an age of imperialism, was
the Te Deum Laudamus, which formed an important part of Anglican liturgy. This early Christian hymn of praise was the subject of one window
exhibited by Lyon, Cottier and Wells at the Melbourne Centennial of 1888.
After the exhibition, the window was installed at the east end of All