Academic journal article Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society

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Academic journal article Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society

Book Notices

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W. T. SOUTHERWOOD. Youngest and Oldest: A life of Tasmania's First Archbishop, Daniel Murphy, Hobart, 2004; 87 pages. Fr Terrance Southerwood has made another notable contribution to the history of the Catholic Church in Tasmania, in addition to his earlier biographical studies of Fr Philip Conolly and Bishop Robert Willson. Here he provides a lively and carefully sourced biography of Daniel Murphy who in 1847 was consecrated bishop at the age of thirty-one. His episcopal life is narrated in three parts, each of about twenty years: 1847 to 1866 when Daniel was Vicar-Apostolic for Hyderabad in India; from 1866 to 1888 as Bishop of Hobart; and from 1888 to 1907 as the first Archbishop of Hobart. The book concludes with a brief assessment of his achievements and his place in the history of Tasmania. It has been produced privately and is available from the author at 44 Margaret St, Launceston 7250, for $10 a copy.

JOHN LUTTRELL, A New Light in the East: A History of the Diocese of Broken Bay 1986-2001, Diocese of Broken Bay, Sydney, 2005; vii + 188 pages. A history of the beginnings of the Diocese of Broken Bay, which was created from the Archdiocese of Sydney in 1986. After dealing with the pre-history and foundation of the diocese, the author shows how the new diocese influenced key areas of Catholic life: parishes, schooling, community welfare, aged care, and involvement in the wider Australian community. The book was commissioned by Bishop David Walker and is available from the Diocese of Broken Bay, PO Box 125, Wahroonga 2076.

Proceedings of the Brisbane Catholic Historical Society, vol. 9 (2004), Brisbane Catholic Historical Society, 2005; 194 pages (including Index of Volumes 1-9). This volume contains 11 papers presented between 1999 and 2004: Fr Denis Martin, 'Anecdotes', Mr Vincent O'Rourke, 'Reflections on Issues of Significance for Catholic Schooling in the Archdiocese of Brisbane'; Mr John Mackenzie-Smith, 'William A. Duncan: Catholic Patriot and Champion of Human Rights'; Fr Pat Tynan, 'The Search for Count Rossolini'; Michael Endicott osa, 'The History of St James' Parish, Coorparoo to 1925'; Rita Carroll rscj, 'A History of Stuartholme'; Dr Tom Boland, 'Holy Name Cathedral--Fact and Fiction'; Dr Chris Hanlon, 'St Jude's, Ashgrove: Brisbane's First Seminary'; Mr Percy Hanlon, 'Centenary of Toowong Catholic School', Mr Pat O'Shea, 'St Flannan's of Zillmere: One Model of the Emerging Church'; Mr John Kane, 'St Mary's Ipswich: Monument to Fr A. …

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