St Luke’s Dookie
Dookie is primarily an agricultural farming area with sheep and seed cropping, but is also home to wineries, a rail trail and Dookie Agricultural college (a campus of the University of Melbourne). It has many active community and sporting groups and a primary school. It was the winner of a Small Towns Transformation Award in 2014
St Luke’s Dookie was built in 1892 and boasts the St. Luke’s World War I Honour Board, along with stained glass windows and furniture (including some from St Mary’s Katandra West – until 2014 a centre within its own right in the parish) gifted by local families. Local parishioners have been active in contributing to a book and a play about Dookie’s soldiers and the making of a beautiful ‘river’ of poppies to commemorate the end of WWII.
We acknowledge that our Parish Churches stand on traditional Aboriginal Lands. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging and affirm our commitment to the work of reconciliation.