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Queensland - Organisation

Catholic Church in Australia (c. 1788 - )

From
c. 1788
Categories
Care Provider, Catholic and Church
Website
http://www.catholic.org.au/

The Catholic Church in Australia dates back to the first Irish convicts to arrive in New South Wales in 1788. Through various religious orders, the Catholic Church in Australia has a long history of involvement in the 'care' of children. In Brisbane, Irish-Catholics were very prominent among early settlers, and the Catholic church was involved in the development of many aspects of the city: religion, education, property and the out-of-home 'care' of children.

Publications

Books

  • Martin, Denis W, The foundation of the Catholic Church in Queensland, Church Archivists' Society, Toowoomba, 1988. Details

Online Resources

Prepared by: Lee Butterworth