Academic journal article Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society

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Academic journal article Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society

In This Edition

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As the first woman to graduate in law in South Australia, lawyer, writer, social activist, and legal officer for the United Nations Organisation, Mary Tenison Woods provides an important subject for the opening article by Margaret Press. Mary's difficulties in balancing her career with family responsibilities would find many echoes in this century.

St Aloysius College, Angas Street, Adelaide, gave Mary Tenison Woods and other noted alumni their high school education. Indeed convents provided the bulk of high school education for girls in the early 1900s. Anna Barbaro's article looks at the sources of convent education in Australia and finds them in early modern Europe rather than in England as has been suggested elsewhere. Anna received the ACHS-James MacGinley Award (2002) for this study.

Integrating the roles of eminent historian, priest and bishop was the challenge for Eris O'Brien, and it might be said that his scholarship helped him to become a highly respected and influential Archbishop. Elizabeth Johnston traces the stages, difficulties and twists in his scholarly journey which reached different goals from the ones originally proposed. …

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