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Queensland - Organisation

Catholic Church in Australia (c. 1788 - )

c. 1788
Care Provider, Catholic and Church

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.



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

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Prepared by: Lee Butterworth