Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society

Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society is a magazine specializing in Religion topics.

Articles from Vol. 24, Annual

Completed 2002 Programme
10 February Annual General Meeting The President, John Luttrell, gave his Report in which he reviewed the programme of the previous year and thanked the members and Council for their support and interest over the year. Elections saw the re-election...
Eris O'Brien: Historian and Scholar
In Cassocks in the Wilderness, an account by Chris Geraghty of his time as a junior seminarian at St Columba's College in Springwood, the author reflects on the portraits of 'episcopal old boys' in a corridor at St Columba's: I used to smile at...
In Pursuit of a Catholic Cathedral for Canberra: A History of the 'Cathedral Hill' Site
In the early years of Canberra's development as Australia's national capital, the pursuit of cathedral sites by the Christian denominations in the city was a protracted endeavour. Theft allocation by the Commonwealth was, at times, a vexatious subject....
In This Edition
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...
Mary Tenison Woods
Many people ask when they hear the name Mary, Tenison Woods: What relation was she to Father Julian Tenison Woods? The answer is, of course, no relation, except that she married into a family that was always very name conscious. Not only did they retain...
Michael Ryan and the Female Immigration Board in South Australia
Michael Ryan was the priest who accompanied Francis Murphy, the first South Australian Catholic Bishop, to Adelaide in October 1844. For twenty odd years he served the Catholic community, travelling extensively and often over the colony to visit isolated...
Recovering the Origins of Convent Education in Australia
Convent 'high' schools and private ladies" colleges in nineteenth century Australia emerged from one distinctive educational tradition of European origin. Histories such as Marjorie Theobald's illuminating work, Knowing Women, suggest that this particular...
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